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Graphene Fibers with Predetermined Deformation as Moisture-Triggered Actuators and Robots


  • This work was supported financially by the National Basic Research Program of China (2011CB013000) and NSFC (21004006, 21174019).


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Enough to make your hair curl! Moisture-responsive graphene (G) fibers can be prepared by the positioned laser reduction of graphene oxide (GO) counterparts. When exposed to moisture, the asymmetric G/GO fibers display complex, well-controlled motion/deformation in a predetermined manner. These fibers can function not only as a single-fiber walking robot under humidity alternation but also as a new platform for woven devices and smart textiles.