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Intelligent Stimuli-Responsive Materials: From Well-Defined Nanostructures to Applications

Intelligent Stimuli-Responsive Materials: From Well-Defined Nanostructures to Applications

Quan Li (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-45200-4

Oct 2013

486 pages

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There has been concerted effort across scientific disciplines to develop artificial materials and systems that can help researchers understand natural stimuli-responsive activities. With its up-to-date coverage on intelligent stimuli-responsive materials, Intelligent Stimuli-Responsive Materials provides research, industry, and academia professionals with the fundamentals and principles of intelligent stimuli-responsive materials, with a focus on methods and applications. Emphasizing nanostructures and applications for a broad range of fields, each chapter comprehensively covers a different stimuli-responsive material and discusses its developments, advances, challenges, analytical techniques, and applications.

Preface vii

Contributors ix

1 Nature-Inspired Stimuli-Responsive Self-Folding Materials 1
Leonid Ionov

2 Stimuli-Responsive Nanostructures from Self-Assembly of Rigid–Flexible Block Molecules 17
Yongju Kim, Taehoon Kim, and Myongsoo Lee

3 Stimuli-Directed Alignment Control of Semiconducting Discotic Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures 55
Hari Krishna Bisoyi and Quan Li

4 Anion-Driven Supramolecular Self-Assembled Materials 115
Hiromitsu Maeda

5 Photoresponsive Cholesteric Liquid Crystals 141
Yannian Li and Quan Li

6 Electric- and Light-Responsive Bent-Core Liquid Crystals: From Molecular Architecture and Supramolecular Nanostructures to Applications 189
Yongqiang Zhang

7 Photomechanical Liquid Crystalline Polymers:Motion in Response to Light 233
Haifeng Yu and Quan Li

8 Responsive Nanoporous Silica Colloidal Films and Membranes 265
Amir Khabibullin and Ilya Zharov

9 Stimuli-Responsive Smart Organic Hybrid Metal Nanoparticles 293
Chenming Xue and Quan Li

10 Biologically Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels 335
Akifumi Kawamura and Takashi Miyata

11 Biomimetic Self-Oscillating Polymer Gels 363
Ryo Yoshida

12 Stimuli-Responsive Surfaces in Biomedical Applications 377
Alice Pranzetti, Jon A. Preece, and Paula M. Mendes

13 Stimuli-Responsive Conjugated Polymers: From Electronic Noses to Artificial Muscles 423
Astha Malhotra, Matthew McInnis, Jordan Anderson, and Lei Zhai

Index 471

“From this book it becomes clear that the potential of stimuli-responsive materials is enormous. It is a superb guide to the subject, and I enthusiastically recommend reading it.”  (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 1 October 2014)