OKEON Churamori Project - Browsing Ant Survey
As part of the OKEON Churamori Project, OIST is involved in monitoring and control activities for the Browsing ant from August 2020. Video appeared in the article 'OIST Participates in Collaboration Agreement for Conservation and Management of World Natural Heritage Sites in Northern Okinawa and Iriomote Island'.
The mechanophore glows more intensely as the stretching increases.
The polymer material is stretched with an increasing force resulting in a corresponding brighter emission of light from the mechanophore (here under UV light and with false colors). The graph shows the intensity of the emitted light following punctual increases in the stretching force applied to the polymer.