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J Am Chem Soc. 2006 Feb 1;128(4):1088-9.

Micro-actuators: when artificial muscles made of nematic liquid crystal elastomers meet soft lithography.

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Institut Curie, CNRS UMR 168, Paris, France.

Abstract

The production, via soft lithography, of micron-sized thermoresponsive pillars made of side-on nematic LCE leads to the formation of surface-responsive structures. The individual, monodisperse pillars, when cut out from the surface, behave as micro-actuators, showing contraction of around 35% at the nematic to isotropic phase transition.

PMID:
16433520
DOI:
10.1021/ja0575070

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