Inside Back Cover: Microfluidic Control of the Internal Morphology in Nanofiber-Based Macroscopic Cables (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 32/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Daisuke Kiriya,

    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
    2. ERATO Takeuchi Biohybrid Innovation Project, JST, Komaba Open Laboratory (KOL) Room M202, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
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  • Dr. Ryuji Kawano,

    1. Bio Microsystems Project, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Kawasaki City (Japan)
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  • Dr. Hiroaki Onoe,

    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
    2. ERATO Takeuchi Biohybrid Innovation Project, JST, Komaba Open Laboratory (KOL) Room M202, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Shoji Takeuchi

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
    2. ERATO Takeuchi Biohybrid Innovation Project, JST, Komaba Open Laboratory (KOL) Room M202, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
    • Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
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Abstract

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Macroscopic cables that consist of assembled nanofibers are described by S. Takeuchi and co-workers in their Communication on page 7942 ff. The nanofibers in the cables can be oriented parallel or perpendicular to the longitudinal axis by regulating the fluidic velocities of the core and sheath flows in coaxial microfluidic devices. These cables with controlled internal morphology exhibit a difference in their electrical conductivity and mechanical properties depending on their morphology.

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