13. Novel Biomimetic Polymer Gels Exhibiting Self-Oscillation

  1. D. Bhattacharyya Editor2,
  2. Thomas Schäfer Editor3,
  3. S. R. Wickramasinghe Co-Editor4 and
  4. Sylvia Daunert Co-Editor5
  1. Ryo Yoshida

Published Online: 22 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118389553.ch13

Responsive Membranes and Materials

Responsive Membranes and Materials

How to Cite

Yoshida, R. (2012) Novel Biomimetic Polymer Gels Exhibiting Self-Oscillation, in Responsive Membranes and Materials (eds D. Bhattacharyya, T. Schäfer, S. R. Wickramasinghe and S. Daunert), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom. doi: 10.1002/9781118389553.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA

  2. 3

    POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country, Spain

  3. 4

    Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974308

Online ISBN: 9781118389553



  • novel biomimetic polymer gels;
  • self-oscillating gel;
  • biomimetic actuator;
  • ciliary motion actuator;
  • mass transport surface


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Design Concept of Self-Oscillating Gel

  • Aspects of the Autonomous Swelling-Deswelling Oscillation

  • Design of Biomimetic Actuator Using Self-Oscillating Polymer and Gel

  • Mass Transport Surface Utilizing Peristaltic Motion of Gel

  • Self-Oscillating Polymer Chains and Microgels as “Nanooscillators”

  • Conclusion