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Programming temporal shapeshifting

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, September 2016
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20 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
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15 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users

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Title
Programming temporal shapeshifting
Published in
Nature Communications, September 2016
DOI 10.1038/ncomms12919
Pubmed ID
Authors

Xiaobo Hu, Jing Zhou, Mohammad Vatankhah-Varnosfaderani, William F. M. Daniel, Qiaoxi Li, Aleksandr P. Zhushma, Andrey V. Dobrynin, Sergei S. Sheiko

Abstract

Shapeshifting enables a wide range of engineering and biomedical applications, but until now transformations have required external triggers. This prerequisite limits viability in closed or inert systems and puts forward the challenge of developing materials with intrinsically encoded shape evolution. Herein we demonstrate programmable shape-memory materials that perform a sequence of encoded actuations under constant environment conditions without using an external trigger. We employ dual network hydrogels: in the first network, covalent crosslinks are introduced for elastic energy storage, and in the second one, temporary hydrogen-bonds regulate the energy release rate. Through strain-induced and time-dependent reorganization of the reversible hydrogen-bonds, this dual network allows for encoding both the rate and pathway of shape transformations on timescales from seconds to hours. This generic mechanism for programming trigger-free shapeshifting opens new ways to design autonomous actuators, drug-release systems and active implants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 85 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 30%
Researcher 18 19%
Student > Master 12 13%
Student > Postgraduate 8 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 9%
Other 19 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 25 27%
Materials Science 20 22%
Engineering 18 19%
Physics and Astronomy 11 12%
Unspecified 8 9%
Other 11 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 192. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 April 2019.
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#68,144
of 13,336,091 outputs
Outputs from Nature Communications
#1,068
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Outputs of similar age
#3,071
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#56
of 787 outputs
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