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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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Submitted
02 Sep 2008
Accepted
01 Oct 2008
First published
14 Oct 2008

J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 60-62
Article type
Communication

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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