4D printing with mechanically robust, thermally actuating hydrogels

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A smart valve is created by 4D printing of hydrogels that are both mechanically robust and thermally actuating. The printed hydrogels are made up of an interpenetrating network of alginate and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). 4D structures are created by printing the “dynamic” hydrogel ink alongside other static materials.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Bakarich, S. E., Gorkin III, R., in het Panhuis, M. & Spinks, G. M. (2015). 4D printing with mechanically robust, thermally actuating hydrogels. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 36 (12), 1211-1217.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84931566221

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1418

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1211

End Page


  • 1217

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • A smart valve is created by 4D printing of hydrogels that are both mechanically robust and thermally actuating. The printed hydrogels are made up of an interpenetrating network of alginate and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). 4D structures are created by printing the “dynamic” hydrogel ink alongside other static materials.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Bakarich, S. E., Gorkin III, R., in het Panhuis, M. & Spinks, G. M. (2015). 4D printing with mechanically robust, thermally actuating hydrogels. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 36 (12), 1211-1217.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84931566221

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1418

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1211

End Page


  • 1217

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • Germany