Polymeric materials that convert local fleeting signals into global macroscopic responses

Hyungwoo Kim, Matthew S. Baker, Scott T. Phillips

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We report a general design strategy for creating polymeric materials that are capable of providing global, macroscopic changes in their properties in response to specific local and fleeting stimuli. In a proof-of-concept demonstration, a single polymer is used, yet it enables selective responses to specific stimuli, and then internally drives a macroscopic change in the material (even in locations not exposed to the stimulus), where the magnitude of change is independent of the intensity of the applied stimulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3388-3392
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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