In one aspect, devices for collecting and enriching microbes are described herein. In some embodiments, such a device comprises a shape memory gel and a plurality of nanoantennas dispersed in the gel. The nanoantennas can be non-uniformly dispersed in the gel. Additionally, the nanoantennas are operable to receive an external signal and thereby induce a local change in state of the gel, such as a local change in thermodynamic state of the gel.
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Roper, D. K. (2020). Device for collecting and enriching microbes. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/395