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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 817418, 7 pages
Research Article

Variable Responsive Wettability Films via Electrospinning Induced by Solvents

Key Laboratory of Bioinspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioinspired Energy Materials and Devices, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

Received 2 January 2014; Accepted 22 January 2014; Published 2 March 2014

Academic Editor: Yongping Hou

Copyright © 2014 Nü Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Three kinds of interesting distinct wettability films are fabricated by a facile electrospinning technique. The films are composites of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and polystyrene but different precursor solvents. By taking advantage of the conformational changes of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) chains and polystyrene chains in different solvents, the films exhibit responsive wettability variation to temperature.