TUTCRIS - Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto

TUTCRIS

Recent twists in photoactuation and photoalignment control

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut7155-7162
Sivumäärä8
JulkaisuJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Vuosikerta2
Numero35
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TilaJulkaistu - 21 syyskuuta 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli

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The design of functional and stimuli-responsive materials is among the key goals of modern materials science. The structure and properties of such materials can be controlled via various stimuli, among which light is often times the most attractive choice. Light is ubiquitous and a gentle energy source and its properties can be optimized for a specific target remotely, with high spatial and temporal resolution. Light-control over molecular alignment has in recent years attracted particular interest, for potential applications such as reconfigurable photonic elements and optical-to-mechanical energy conversion. Herein, we bring forward some recent examples and emerging trends in this exciting field of research, focusing on liquid crystals, liquid-crystalline polymers and photochromic organic crystals, which we believe serve to highlight the immense potential of light-responsive materials to a wide variety of current and future high-tech applications in photonics, energy harvesting and conversion. This journal is

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