Actuating individual electrospun hydrogel nanofibres

Adrian Gestos, Philip G. Whitten, Gordon G. Wallace, Geoffrey M. Spinks
2012 Soft Matter  
The actuation of a single hydrogel nanofibre is measured for the first time by AFM. The actuation stress generated was comparable to that produced by skeletal muscle and the actuation rate was significantly increased by the nanoscale dimensions of the fibre. The actuation of a single hydrogel nanofibre is measured for the first time by AFM. The actuation stress generated was comparable to that produced by skeletal muscle and the actuation rate was significantly increased by the nanoscale
more » ... he nanoscale dimensions of the fibre.
doi:10.1039/c2sm25387a fatcat:bhvei4bjlvcqjpxlbzftrprude