Converting Water Adsorption and Capillary Condensation in Usable Forces with Simple Porous Inorganic Thin Films

Volume: 10, Issue: 11, Pages: 10031 - 10040
Published: Nov 3, 2016
Abstract
This work reports an innovative humidity-driven actuation concept based on conversion of chemical energy of adsorption/desorption using simple nanoporous sol–gel silica thin films as humidity-responsive materials. Bilayer-shaped actuators, consisting of a humidity-sensitive active nanostructured silica film deposited on a polymeric substrate (Kapton), were demonstrated as an original mean to convert water molecule adsorption and capillary...
Paper Details
Title
Converting Water Adsorption and Capillary Condensation in Usable Forces with Simple Porous Inorganic Thin Films
Published Date
Nov 3, 2016
Journal
Volume
10
Issue
11
Pages
10031 - 10040
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