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Can sunlight drive the photoinduced bending of polymer films?

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Abstract

Photoinduced bending and unbending behavior of crosslinked liquid-crystalline polymers containing azotolane moieties in side chains occurred upon irradiation with sunlight, according to the trans–cisphotoisomerization of the azotolane moieties.

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Submitted
11 Mar 2009
Accepted
14 Apr 2009
First published
24 Apr 2009

J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 3141-3143
Article type
Communication

Can sunlight drive the photoinduced bending of polymer films?

R. Yin, W. Xu, M. Kondo, C. Yen, J. Mamiya, T. Ikeda and Y. Yu, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 3141
DOI: 10.1039/B904973H

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