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Science, ISSN 0036-8075, 02/2015, Volume 347, Issue 6225, pp. 982 - 984
Dynamic control of shape can bring multifunctionality to devices. Soft materials capable of programmable shape change require localized control of the... 
POLYMER NETWORKS | ACTUATORS | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES | LITHOGRAPHY | Mechanical properties | Elastomers | Liquid crystal displays--LCDs | Molecules | Medical devices | Flats | Microactuators | Devices | Liquid crystals | Sheets | Mechanical analysis
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2003, International series of monographs on physics, ISBN 0198527675, Volume 120., 422
Liquid crystal elastomers are an entirely new physical system, occupying a transitional zone between liquids and solids. This book is the foundation treatise... 
Liquid crystals | Elastomers | Polymer networks
eBook
2012, Advances in polymer science, ISBN 3642315828, Volume 250
Web Resource
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, 10/2017, Volume 9, Issue 42, pp. 37332 - 37339
Three-dimensional structures capable of reversible changes in shape, i.e., four-dimensional-printed structures, may enable new generations of soft robotics,... 
actuator | additive manufacturing | 4D printing | liquid crystal elastomers | smart materials | POLYMERS | 4D printing additive manufacturing | THERMAL-EXPANSION | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY | COMPOSITES | SHEETS | SHAPE | CURVATURE | SHELLS | ACTUATORS
Journal Article
Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, 10/2016, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 13140 - 13140
The need for mechanical manipulation during the curing of conventional liquid crystal elastomers diminishes their applicability in the field of... 
FIBERS | FABRICATION | ACTUATORS | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | LIGHT | PDMS
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Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, 03/2017, Volume 240, pp. 511 - 518
Liquid crystal elastomers are ordered polymers that undergo reversible, anisotropic shape change in response to a number of stimuli, including heat, light, and... 
Polymer swelling | Liquid crystal elastomer | Smart materials | Actuator | ELECTROCHEMISTRY | ROUTE | CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL | RESPONSIVE HYDROGEL | INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION | MEMORY POLYMERS | THERMO | Elastomers | Organic chemistry | Alignment | Stability | Crystals | Actuation | Polymers | Torsion | Liquid crystals | Stimuli | Actuators | Solvents | Patterning
Journal Article
04/2007, International Ser. of Monographs on Physics Ser., ISBN 9780191523632
Annotation Liquid crystal elastomers are an entirely new physical system, occupying a transitional zone between liquids and solids. This book is the foundation... 
Liquid Crystals | Elastomers | Science
Web Resource
The European Physical Journal E, ISSN 1292-8941, 9/2017, Volume 40, Issue 9, pp. 1 - 9
In liquid crystal elastomers and polymer networks, the orientational order of liquid crystals is coupled with elastic distortions of crosslinked polymers.... 
Polymer Sciences | Soft Matter: Liquid crystals | Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics | Complex Systems | Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics | Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films | Physics | Nanotechnology | Elastomers | Polymer industry
Journal Article
Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, 12/2018, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 2531 - 7
Liquid crystalline elastomers (LCEs) are soft, anisotropic materials that exhibit large shape transformations when subjected to various stimuli. Here we... 
Self assembly | Self-assembly | Work capacity | Liquid crystals | Elastomers
Journal Article
2007, Rev. ed., international series of monographs on physics, ISBN 0198527675, Volume 120.
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Nature Materials, ISSN 1476-1122, 01/2014, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp. 36 - 41
Liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs) are a class of actively moving polymers with remarkable practical potential for converting external stimuli into mechanical... 
POLYMER NETWORKS | TRANSITION | NEMATIC ELASTOMERS | PHYSICS, CONDENSED MATTER | PHYSICS, APPLIED | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | MUSCLE | CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL | CARBON NANOTUBES | SHAPE-MEMORY | Chemical bonds | Stress relaxation | Liquid crystal polymers | Elastomers | Exchange | Actuators | Networks | Alignment | Actuation | Links
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Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, 01/2014, Volume 136, Issue 1, pp. 474 - 479
Monodomain liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are new materials uniquely suitable for artificial muscles, as they undergo large reversible uniaxial shape... 
NEMATIC ELASTOMERS | POLYMERS | PARTICLES | ALIGNMENT | THERMAL-EXPANSION | MUSCLE | ACTUATORS | CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | FLOW | Polymer liquid crystals | Usage | Research | Anisotropy | Analysis | Elastomers
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Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, 06/2019, Volume 31, Issue 24, pp. e1901216 - n/a
While most photomechanical materials developed to date have relied on free‐space illumination to drive actuation, this strategy fails when direct line‐of‐site... 
liquid crystal elastomers | photoresponsive materials | actuators | Waveguides | Actuators | Elastomers | Nanoparticles | Chemical reduction | Gold | Organic chemistry | Deformation | Nanocomposites | Actuation | Liquid crystals | Light (illumination)
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Smart Materials and Structures, ISSN 0964-1726, 12/2015, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 15016 - 15023
Nematic liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) contract in the director direction but expand in other directions, perpendicular to the director, when heated. If the... 
buckling | finite element method | liquid crystal elastomers | wrinkling | instability | THIN-FILMS | INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | LIGHT | ACTUATORS | DRIVEN | Polystyrene resins | Constraints | Stability | Elastomers | Instability | Mathematical models | Liquid crystals | Microfluidics
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