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Nature Materials, ISSN 1476-1122, 10/2015, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp. 1087 - 1098
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NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, ISSN 2041-1723, 06/2018, Volume 9
Liquid crystalline elastomers (LCEs) are soft, anisotropic materials that exhibit large shape transformations when subjected to various stimuli. Here we... 
POLYMER NETWORKS | NEMATIC ELASTOMERS | SHAPE | NANOCOMPOSITES | DESIGN | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | MUSCLE
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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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Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ISSN 1433-7851, 08/2006, Volume 45, Issue 33, pp. 5416 - 5418
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Soft matter, ISSN 1744-683X, 01/2020, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp. 330 - 336
Programming the local orientation of liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) is a differentiated approach to prepare monolithic material compositions with localized... 
ELASTICITY | NEMATIC ELASTOMERS | THIOL-ENE | MECHANICS | POLYMER SCIENCE | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | CROSS-LINKING | CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL
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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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Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 1739 - 1739
Biological tissues have the remarkable ability to remodel and repair in response to disease, injury and mechanical stresses. Synthetic materials lack the... 
BEHAVIOR | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | GROWTH | MUSCLE | DISORDERED NEMATIC ELASTOMERS | CONSTITUTIVE MODEL | STRESS | Stress, Mechanical | Elastomers - chemistry | Liquid Crystals - chemistry | Dimethylpolysiloxanes - chemistry | Mechanical Phenomena
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Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, 2018, Volume 14, Issue 8, pp. 1301 - 1310
The mechanical properties of an all-acrylate liquid crystal elastomer (LCE) with a glass transition of 14 +/- 1 degrees C are reported. The highly nonlinear... 
NEMATIC ELASTOMERS | POLYMER SCIENCE | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL | NETWORKS | CONFORMATION | PLATFORM | TEMPERATURE | IMAGE-ANALYSIS | POLYMER | STRESS | DIRECTOR REORIENTATION
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Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, 01/2018, Volume 14, Issue 8, pp. 1301 - 1310
The mechanical properties of an all-acrylate liquid crystal elastomer (LCE) with a glass transition of 14 ± 1 °C are reported. The highly nonlinear load curve... 
Tensile stress | Deformation | Microscopy | Mathematical analysis | Elastomers | Mechanical properties | Elasticity | Freedericksz transitions | Order parameters | Liquid crystals | Physics
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Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, ISSN 0887-6266, 05/2018, Volume 56, Issue 9, pp. 695 - 705
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