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Free-form Light Actuators — Fabrication and Control of Actuation in Microscopic Scale
 

Free-form Light Actuators — Fabrication and Control of Actuation in Microscopic Scale

Article DOI: 10.3791/53744
May 25th, 2016

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Summary May 25th, 2016

Here, we fabricate 3D polymeric micro/nano structures in which both the shape and the molecular alignment can be engineered with nanometer scale accuracy by the use of direct laser writing. Light induced deformation of several types of liquid crystalline elastomer microstructures can be controlled in the microscopic scale.

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