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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2016|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We thank Dr. Harihar Padhy and Prof. Alexander Ruthenberger, Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, KAUST for their help in rheology experiments.