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- ItemAdaptive elimination of synchronization in coupled oscillator(Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing, 2017) Zhou, S.; Ji, P.; Zhou, Q.; Feng, J.; Kurths, J.; Lin, W.We present here an adaptive control scheme with a feedback delay to achieve elimination of synchronization in a large population of coupled and synchronized oscillators. We validate the feasibility of this scheme not only in the coupled Kuramoto's oscillators with a unimodal or bimodal distribution of natural frequency, but also in two representative models of neuronal networks, namely, the FitzHugh-Nagumo spiking oscillators and the Hindmarsh-Rose bursting oscillators. More significantly, we analytically illustrate the feasibility of the proposed scheme with a feedback delay and reveal how the exact topological form of the bimodal natural frequency distribution influences the scheme performance. We anticipate that our developed scheme will deepen the understanding and refinement of those controllers, e.g. techniques of deep brain stimulation, which have been implemented in remedying some synchronization-induced mental disorders including Parkinson disease and epilepsy.
- ItemMacroscopic Self-Evolution of Dynamic Hydrogels to Create Hollow Interiors(Weinheim : Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2020) Han, L.; Zheng, Y.; Luo, H.; Feng, J.; Engstler, R.; Xue, L.; Jing, G.; Deng, X.; del Campo, A.; Cui, J.A solid-to-hollow evolution in macroscopic structures is challenging in synthetic materials. A fundamentally new strategy is reported for guiding macroscopic, unidirectional shape evolution of materials without compromising the material's integrity. This strategy is based on the creation of a field with a “swelling pole” and a “shrinking pole” to drive polymers to disassemble, migrate, and resettle in the targeted region. This concept is demonstrated using dynamic hydrogels containing anchored acrylic ligands and hydrophobic long alkyl chains. Adding water molecules and ferric ions (Fe3+) to induce a swelling–shrinking field transforms the hydrogels from solid to hollow. The strategy is versatile in the generation of various closed hollow objects (for example, spheres, helix tubes, and cubes with different diameters) for different applications.
- ItemPrintability study of metal ion crosslinked PEG-catechol based inks(Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing, 2020) Włodarczyk-Biegun, M.K.; Paez, J.I.; Villiou, M.; Feng, J.; Del Campo, A.In this paper we explore the printability of reversible networks formed by catechol functionalized PEG solutions and metal cations (Al3+, Fe3+ or V3+). The printability and shape fidelity were dependent on the ink composition (metal ion type, pH, PEG molecular weight) and printing parameters (extrusion pressure and printing speed). The relaxation time, recovery rate and viscosity of the inks were analyzed in rheology studies and correlated with thermodynamic and ligand exchange kinetic constants of the dynamic bonds and the printing performance (i.e. shape fidelity of the printed structures). The relevance of the relaxation time and ligand exchange kinetics for printability was demonstrated. Cells seeded on the materials crosslinked with Al3+, Fe3+ ions were viable and revealed well-spread morphologies during 7 day culture, indicating the potential of the formulations to be used as inks for cell encapsulation. The proposed dynamic ink design offers significant flexibility for 3D bioprinting, and enables straightforward adjustment of the printable formulation to meet application-specific needs.