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Schematic of a Synthetic Homeostatic Material for Maintaining a Constant Temperature

Caption: This is a schematic of the temperature-regulating SMARTS displaying a C-M feedback loop, in which mechanical action of T-responsive gel is coupled with an exothermic reaction. The sideview schematic and top-view microscope images depict “on-off” states of the reaction in the top layer.

Credit: Laboratory of Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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