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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 transcisphotoisomerization 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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Submitted
15 Oct 2007
Accepted
29 Oct 2007
First published
01 Nov 2007

J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 63-65
Article type
Communication

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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