Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Hydrogels: Designed Autonomic Motion in Heterogeneous Belousov–Zhabotinsky (BZ)-Gelatin Composites by Synchronicity (Adv. Funct. Mater. 22/2013)
On page 2835 Richard A. Vaia and co-workers discuss a novel design-fabrication concept for autonomic materials, where the size and arrangement of active-nodes enables the natural hydrogel to feed off of ambient chemical energy and convert it to mechanical motion in a biomimetic fashion. The image shows oscillating chemomechanical nodes and a model of the coupled oscillations producing an actuator. Lauren Aprill is acknowledged for the design of the inside cover.