Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs)
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Innovatively Functionalized Nanomaterials for Biomedical, Sensing and Composites Applications

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Light Responsive Two-Component Supramolecular Hydrogel: A Sensitive Platform for Humidity Sensors

Samai, S.; Sapsanis, C.; Patil, S.; Ezzeddine, A.; Moosa, B.; Omran, H.; Emwas, A.-H.; Salama, K.; Khashab, N. M. Light Responsive Two-Component Supramolecular Hydrogel: A Sensitive Platform for Humidity Sensors. Soft Matter 2016, 12, 2842-2845
Samai, S.; Sapsanis, C.; Patil, S.; Ezzeddine, A.; Moosa, B.; Omran, H.; Emwas, A.-H.; Salama, K.; Khashab, N. M.
Light responsive, supramolecular hydrogel, humidity sensors
2016
The supramolecular assembly of anionic azobenzene dicarboxylate and cationic cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) formed a stimuli responsive hydrogel with a critical gelation concentration (CGC) of 0.33 wt%. This self-sustainable two-component system was able to repair damage upon light irradiation. Moreover, it was successfully employed in the fabrication of highly sensitive humidity sensors for the first time.
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