Liquid crystal polymers with motile surfaces

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In analogy with developments in soft robotics it is anticipated that soft robotic functions at surfaces of objects may have a large impact on human life with respect to comfort, health, medical care and energy. In this review, we demonstrate the possibilities and versatilities of liquid crystal networks and elastomers being explored for soft robotics, with an emphasis on motile surface properties, such as topographical dynamics. Typically the surfaces reversibly transfer from a flat state to a pre-designed corrugated state under various stimuli. But also reversible conversion between different corrugated states is feasible. Generally, the driving triggers are heat, light, electricity or contact with pH changing media. Also, the macroscopic effects of those dynamic topographies, such as altering the friction, wettability and/or performing work are illustrated. The review concludes with the existing challenges as well as outlook opportunities.

TaalEngels
Pagina's4898-4912
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftSoft Matter
Volume14
Nummer van het tijdschrift24
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 28 jun 2018

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robotics
Robotics
liquid crystals
polymers
Elastomers
Liquid Crystals
comfort
elastomers
versatility
electricity
wettability
Health care
stimuli
Topography
surface properties
health
Surface properties
Wetting
topography
friction

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Visschers FLL, Hendrikx M, Zhan Y, Liu D. Liquid crystal polymers with motile surfaces. Soft Matter. 2018 jun 28;14(24):4898-4912. Beschikbaar vanaf, DOI: 10.1039/c8sm00524a