|Title||Independent Optical Control of Microfluidic Valves Formed from Optomechanically Responsive Nanocomposite Hydrogels|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Sershen, SR, Mensing, GA, Ng, M, Halas, N, Beebe, DJ, West, JL|
|Pagination||1366 - 1368|
|Keywords||microfluidics; Photoisomerization; Piezoelectrics|
Independent optical control of microfluidic valves (see Figure) formed from optomechanically responsive nanocomposite hydrogels is achieved using strongly absorbing Au nanoparticles or nanoshells embedded within a thermally responsive polymer. Valves formed from composites with different nanoparticles could be independently controlled by changing the illumination wavelength.
|Short Title||Adv Mater|