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- Lee, Kyung Min, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Macromolecules 2014 v.47 no.2 pp. 659-667
- forces; glass transition temperature; polymerization; polymers; thermal stability
- ... Azobenzene-functionalized polyimide materials can directly transduce light into mechanical force. Here, we examine the impact of polymer backbone rigidity on the photomechanical response in a series of linear, azobenzene-functionalized polymers. The rigidity of the backbone was varied by the polymerization of five dianhydride monomers with a newly synthesized diamine (azoBPA-diamine). The azobenze ...