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- Lee Kyung Min, et al. Show all 2 Author
- Macromolecules 2012 v.45 no.17 pp. 7163-7170
- energy; heat; liquid crystals; mechanics; photochemistry; polymers; spectral analysis
- ... The potential for wireless transduction of input light energy into mechanical outputs has led to a reinvigorated pursuit of photomechanical effects in polymeric materials and composites. We report here on factors influencing the photochemical mechanism (and thus the mechanical output) in monodomain azobenzene-functionalized liquid crystal polymer networks. Through systematic examination of a repre ...
- Lee Kyung Min, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- ACS applied materials 2016 v.8 no.41 pp. 28040-28046
- Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; batteries; electric power; energy use and consumption; industry; liquid crystals; mechanical properties; polymerization; polymers; ultraviolet radiation
- ... Liquid crystal monomers are widely employed in industry to prepare optical compensating films as well as extend or enhance the properties of certain display modes. Because of the thermotropic nature of liquid crystalline materials, polymerization of liquid crystalline monomers (sometimes referred to as reactive mesogens) is often initiated by radical photoinitiation (photopolymerization) of (meth) ...