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Is chemical crosslinking necessary for the photoinduced bending of polymer films?

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Abstract

Freestanding crosslinked liquid-crystalline polymer films obtained by self-assembly through intermolecular hydrogen bonding showed photoinduced bending and unbending. The structural change at the microscopic level, caused by trans–cisphotoisomerization of the azobenzene moieties at the hydrogen-bonded crosslinks, is successfully converted into a macroscopic deformation in the liquid-crystalline polymer films.

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The article was received on 15 Oct 2007, accepted on 29 Oct 2007 and first published on 01 Nov 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B715855F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 63-65
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    Is chemical crosslinking necessary for the photoinduced bending of polymer films?

    J. Mamiya, A. Yoshitake, M. Kondo, Y. Yu and T. Ikeda, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 63
    DOI: 10.1039/B715855F

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