Photo-patternable liquid crystal actuators with high work output through optimization of molecular configuration

Casper L. van Oosten, Kenneth D. Harris, Cees W.M. Bastiaansen, Dirk J. Broer

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In light driven liquid crystal network (LCN) actuators, large performance improvements can be obtained by varying the molecular director through the thickness of the film actuator. Experiments show that these systems are efficient and have an internal work density of 50kJ/m3, orders of magnitude larger than that of the uniaxial planar film with the same chemical composition. The material is easy to process using standard photopatterning techniques and can be easily integrated in microsystems.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's221-223
Aantal pagina's3
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2006
Evenement10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duur: 5 nov 20069 nov 2006

Congres

Congres10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006
LandJapan
StadTokyo
Periode5/11/069/11/06

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    van Oosten, C. L., Harris, K. D., Bastiaansen, C. W. M., & Broer, D. J. (2006). Photo-patternable liquid crystal actuators with high work output through optimization of molecular configuration. 221-223. Paper gepresenteerd op 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2006, Tokyo, Japan.