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Microfluidic Preparation of Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Actuators

Microfluidic Preparation of Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Actuators

Article DOI: 10.3791/57715 12:04 min May 20th, 2018
May 20th, 2018



This article describes the microfluidic process and parameters to prepare actuating particles from liquid crystalline elastomers. This process allows the preparation of actuating particles and the variation of their size and shape (from oblate to strongly prolate, core-shell, and Janus morphologies) as well as the magnitude of actuation.



Microfluidic Synthesis Capillary-based Co-flow Microfluidic Reactor Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Actuators Thermal Actuating Properties LCE Microactuator Production Liquid Crystalline Monomers Microfluidic Reactors Particle Production Particle Shapes And Sizes Actuation Patterns Glass Water Bath Dish Septa Awl Tube With 1/16 Inches Outer Diameter Fitting And Ferrule PTFE Tube Polyamide Coated Silica Capillary Polyether Ether Ketone T-junction Syringe Pump
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