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A solar actuator based on hydrogen-bonded azopolymers for electricity generation

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Abstract

An actuator driven by solar light is developed by incorporating an azo compound (F-Azo) into agarose (AG). The resulting F-Azo-doped AG (F-Azo@AG) films bend under sunlight irradiation. It is demonstrated that the sunlight-induced bending of the F-Azo@AG film transduces the sunlight into electricity when attached to a piezoelectric transducer.

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2017, accepted on 24 Jan 2018 and first published on 24 Jan 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA11139H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 3361-3366
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    A solar actuator based on hydrogen-bonded azopolymers for electricity generation

    Y. Xiong, L. Zhang, P. Weis, P. Naumov and S. Wu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 3361
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA11139H

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