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Light-Responsive Shape-Changing Polymers

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Stoychev, Georgi ; Kirillova, Alina ; Ionov, Leonid:
Light-Responsive Shape-Changing Polymers.
In: Advanced Optical Materials. Vol. 7 (2019) Issue 16 . - 1900067.
ISSN 2195-1071

Abstract in another language

Abstract Shape-changing polymers are an emerging class of smart stimuli-responsive materials. Among the different stimuli that could be used for polymer actuation, light has several especially attractive features, including precise spatial and temporal remote control, easily tunable properties, and on-demand pausing and resuming of the actuation. Consequently, light-responsive polymers offer potential solutions to many pressing technological problems, especially where a noncontact form of stimulation and control is desired. In this review, state-of-the-art advancements in the field of light-responsive shape-changing polymers are highlighted. The systems are classified according to the material type and the underlying light-driven actuation/shape-change mechanism. Finally, the most promising applications for light-driven polymeric actuators are outlined, followed by challenges in the area and outlook on future promising directions.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: actuators; light-responsive polymers; liquid crystalline materials; shape-changing materials; shape-memory polymers
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Professor Biofabrication
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Professor Biofabrication > Professor Biofabrication - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Leonid Ionov
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 08:03
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2023 09:41