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Micron-sized liquid crystalline elastomer actuators

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Over the last few years, following a trend to miniaturization found in many fields of materials science, micron-sized liquid crystalline elastomer (LCE) actuators have been described, with the aim to apply them in such domains like responsive surfaces, microfluidic devices or microsensors. The preparations of the micron-sized LCE actuators involve plenty of cutting-edge, advanced technologies such as soft lithography, microfluidic, microprinting or photomasking. In this highlight, we describe the most striking results obtained in the domain of micron-sized LCE-based responsive systems.

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The article was received on 28 Jul 2010, accepted on 22 Sep 2010 and first published on 18 Oct 2010

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00734J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 815-823
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    Micron-sized liquid crystalline elastomer actuators

    H. Yang, G. Ye, X. Wang and P. Keller, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 815
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00734J

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