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Stimuli responsive materials: new avenues toward smart organic devices

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Abstract

“Smart” patternable polymer-based materials that can be designed from various molecular building blocks show great potential, as they may be used in many fields, including nanotechnology, biochemistry, organic and physical chemistry, and materials science. The focus of this highlight will be on the basic design characteristics of practical Stimuli Responsive Materials (SRMs), the wide range of potential applications and the challenges to be accomplished in this rapidly expanding area. In particular, recent developments are described which are related to two of the many fundamental aspects of stimuli triggered responses: those that are photo-triggered and those that are solvent triggered. These selected state-of-the-art examples demonstrate the large scope and diversity in terms of activation mechanism, response time and property control.

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The article was received on 13 Apr 2005, accepted on 27 May 2005 and first published on 04 Jul 2005


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B505212B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 4480-4487
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    Stimuli responsive materials: new avenues toward smart organic devices

    R. Yerushalmi, A. Scherz, M. E. van der Boom and H. Kraatz, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 4480
    DOI: 10.1039/B505212B

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