Kulisara Budpud (PhD student) in Kaneko Laboratory at Energy and Environment Area and coworkers' paper was selected as front cover in Small (WILEY)
Kulisara Budpud (PhD student) in Kaneko Laboratory at Energy and Environment Area and coworkers' paper was selected as front cover in Small (WILEY).
Small, volume 16, issue 29 (2020). Issue Online: 23 July 2020
Vapor‐Sensitive Materials from Polysaccharide Fibers with Self‐Assembling Twisted Microstructures
Kulisara Budpud, Kosuke Okeyoshi*, Maiko K Okajima, Tatsuo Kaneko*
Kulisara Budpud, and co‐workers report that a cyanobacterial polysaccharide, sacran, is capable of flexibly transforming from straight microfiber into two‐dimensional snaking and three‐dimensional twisted structures. Furthermore, a vapor‐sensitive film with a millisecond‐scale response is developed by using the spring‐like behaviour of twisted fibers. Such a unique fiber will establish a novel approach to the design of environmentally adaptive materials for soft sensors and actuators.
July 29th, 2020