Preparation of liquid crystal networks for macroscopic oscillatory motion induced by light

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Abstract

The goal of the protocol is to create liquid crystalline polymer films that can mechanically oscillate under continuous light irradiation. We describe in great detail the conception of free-standing films, from the liquid crystal alignment method to the photo-actuation. The experimental protocol applied to prepare this material is broadly applicable.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere56266
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
Issue number127
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017

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Preparation of liquid crystal networks for macroscopic oscillatory motion induced by light. / Vantomme, G.M.E.; Gélébart, A.H.; Broer, D.J.; Meijer, E.W.

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