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Liquid crystal elastomer–nanoparticle systems for actuation

  • Chambers, Martin J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia - Physics Department, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
  • Finkelmann, Heino Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Remškar, Maja J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Sánchez-Ferrer, Antoni Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Freiburg, Germany - Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Zalar, Boštjan J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Žumer, Slobodan J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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    16.12.2009
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  • Journal of Materials Chemistry. - 2009, vol. 19, p. 1524 - 1531
English Liquid crystal elastomers (LCE) are currently of great interest due to conjoining of mesogenic ordering and rubber elasticity, exhibited in their large spontaneous thermally stimulated changes in shape. It has been shown that nanoparticles (nanotubes, photo-isomerisable dyes, magnetic nanoparticles) can be incorporated into these LCE networks to create a more sensitive network to external stimuli (i.e. strain or stress, optical, electrical, electro-thermal, magnetic). Here, we briefly summarise the current state of LCE–nanoparticle systems and explain in detail one system utilising carbon nanoparticles integrated at surfaces that may be used for electro-thermal heating of LCE systems.
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