A self-sustained soft actuator able to rock and roll

Marina Pilz Da Cunha, Akhil R. Peeketi, Kanishk Mehta, Dick Broer, Ratna K. Annabattula (Corresponding author), Albert P.H.J. Schenning (Corresponding author), Michael Debije (Corresponding author)

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Abstract

A triangular shaped liquid crystal network is shown to undergo a continual, rocking chair-like oscillatory chaotic motion upon exposure to a surface of constant temperature. With the addition of an azobenzene chromophore, dual response is achieved, extending the actuation freedom towards a film that shows rocking and rolling motion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11029-11032
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume55
Issue number74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2019

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