Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels and Their Application to Functional Materials

  • Ryo Yoshida
  • Teruo Okano


Many kinds of stimuli-responsive polymer gels that respond to the change in their surroundings such as solvent composition, temperature, pH, and supply of electric field have been developed. They are of interest as intelligent (or smart, biomimetic) materials which have sensor, processor, and actuator functions. This article is related to stimuli-­responsive gels and their application for bio- or biomimetic materials designed as self-oscillating gels.


Lower Critical Solution Temperature Cell Sheet Peristaltic Motion Chemical Wave Biomimetic Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringGraduate School of Engineering, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, TWIns.Tokyo Women’s Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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