Bioinspired Actuated Adhesive Patterns of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers.
Summary of "Bioinspired Actuated Adhesive Patterns of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers."
Gecko-inspired arrays of micropillars made of a liquid crystalline elastomer display thermo-switchable adhesive behavior as a consequence of elongation changes caused by reorientation of the mesogens at the nematic-isotropic (N-I) phase transition.
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, Mainz, D-55128, Germany.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22718271
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201200895
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
An ester of phthalic acid. It appears as a light-colored, odorless liquid and is used as a plasticizer for many resins and elastomers.
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
An autologous or commercial tissue adhesive containing FIBRINOGEN and THROMBIN. The commercial product is a two component system from human plasma that contains more than fibrinogen and thrombin. The first component contains highly concentrated fibrinogen, FACTOR VIII, fibronectin, and traces of other plasma proteins. The second component contains thrombin, calcium chloride, and antifibrinolytic agents such as APROTININ. Mixing of the two components promotes BLOOD CLOTTING and the formation and cross-linking of fibrin. The tissue adhesive is used for tissue sealing, HEMOSTASIS, and WOUND HEALING.
A method of separation of two or more substances by repeated distribution between two immiscible liquid phases that move past each other in opposite directions. It is a form of liquid-liquid chromatography. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Lens Nucleus, Crystalline
The core of the crystalline lens, surrounded by the cortex.
Lens Cortex, Crystalline
The portion of the crystalline lens surrounding the nucleus and bound anteriorly by the epithelium and posteriorly by the capsule. It contains lens fibers and amorphous, intercellular substance.
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