Epitaxial growth of light-responsive azobenzene molecular crystal actuators on oriented polyethylene films

Shaji Varghese (Corresponding author), Sebastian Fredrich, Ghislaine Vantomme, Sugosh R. Prabhu, Joan Teyssandier, Steven de Feyter, John Severn, Cees W. M. Bastiaansen, Albertus P. H. J. Schenning

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We report on the epitaxial growth of photoresponsive alkyl-substituted azobenzene fibres on top of uniaxially oriented polyethylene (PE) films. In these fibres, the alkyl chains are oriented parallel with regard to the drawing direction of PE, whereas the azobenzene moieties pack into a roughly 60° angle. The bilayer films act as a light responsive actuator generating an actuation stress of about 3 MPa.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)694-699
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume8
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2020

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Molecular crystals
Azobenzene
Polyethylene
Epitaxial growth
Polyethylenes
Actuators
Fibers
azobenzene
Direction compound

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Epitaxial growth of light-responsive azobenzene molecular crystal actuators on oriented polyethylene films. / Varghese, Shaji (Corresponding author); Fredrich, Sebastian; Vantomme, Ghislaine; Prabhu, Sugosh R.; Teyssandier, Joan; de Feyter, Steven; Severn, John; Bastiaansen, Cees W. M.; Schenning, Albertus P. H. J.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 8, Nr. 2, 01.01.2020, blz. 694-699.

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