Programmable liquid crystal elastomer microactuators prepared via thiol–ene dispersion polymerization

Xiaohong Liu, Xinglong Pan, Michael G. Debije, J.P.A. (Hans) Heuts, Dirk Jan Mulder, Albert P.H.J. Schenning (Corresponding author)

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Narrowly dispersed, 10 micron-sized, liquid crystalline elastomer polymer actuators were first prepared via thiol–ene dispersion polymerization and then embedded and stretched in a polyvinyl alcohol film, followed by photopolymerization of the residual acrylate groups. Prolate micro spheroids in which the mesogens are aligned parallel to the long axis were obtained and showed reversible thermally driven actuation owing to nematic to isotropic transition of the liquid crystal molecules. The particles were also compressed to form disk-shaped oblate microactuators in which the mesogens are aligned perpendicular to the short axis, demonstrating that the reported method is a versatile method to fabricate liquid crystal elastomer microactuators with programmable properties.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)4908-4911
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftSoft Matter
Volume16
Nummer van het tijdschrift21
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 7 jun 2020

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