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Photomobile polymer materials—various three-dimensional movements

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Abstract

The composition of a crosslinked azobenzene liquid-crystalline polymer and a flexible polymer film can provide a variety of simple devices that can walk in one direction like an ‘inchworm’ and move like a ‘robotic arm’ induced by light.

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2008, accepted on 01 Oct 2008 and first published on 14 Oct 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B815289F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 60-62
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    Photomobile polymer materials—various three-dimensional movements

    M. Yamada, M. Kondo, R. Miyasato, Y. Naka, J. Mamiya, M. Kinoshita, A. Shishido, Y. Yu, C. J. Barrett and T. Ikeda, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 60
    DOI: 10.1039/B815289F

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