Maria C Chiappelli

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Colorimetric temperature sensors are prepared from photo-crosslinkable polymers by sequentially spin-coating and crosslinking alternating layers of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(para-methyl styrene). Layer thicknesses and copolymer chemistries are chosen to provide robust colorimetric temperature sensors that cover nearly the full visible spectrum.
Self-folding microscale origami patterns are demonstrated in polymer films with control over mountain/valley assignments and fold angles using trilayers of photo-crosslinkable copolymers with a temperature-sensitive hydrogel as the middle layer. The characteristic size scale of the folds W = 30 μm and figure of merit A/ W (2) ≈ 5000, demonstrated here(More)
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