Programmable and reversible assembly of soft capillary multipoles

Jinhye Bae, Nakul P. Bende, Arthur A. Evans, Jun Hee Na, Christian D. Santangelo, Ryan C. Hayward

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The capillary assembly of stimulus-responsive hydrogel particles with programmed multipolar interactions defined by their prescribed three-dimensional (3D) shapes is demonstrated. Low-energy bending deformations of the particles, driven by surface tension, modifies the interactions between particles, while their temperature-dependent swelling enables switchable assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Horizons
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Bae, J., Bende, N. P., Evans, A. A., Na, J. H., Santangelo, C. D., & Hayward, R. C. (2017). Programmable and reversible assembly of soft capillary multipoles. Materials Horizons, 4(2), 228-235.