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Engineering of Complex Order and the Macroscopic Deformation of Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks

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  • Laurens T. de Haan,

    1. Functional Organic Materials and Devices, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
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  • Dr. Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos,

    1. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA), CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
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  • Dr. Cees M. W. Bastiaansen,

    1. Functional Organic Materials and Devices, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
    2. Department of Materials, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
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  • Dr. Albertus P. H. J. Schenning,

    Corresponding author
    1. Functional Organic Materials and Devices, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
    • Functional Organic Materials and Devices, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
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  • Prof. Dr. Dirk J. Broer

    Corresponding author
    1. Functional Organic Materials and Devices, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
    • Functional Organic Materials and Devices, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
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  • We are grateful to the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, VICI grant), the Spanish MINECO project (MAT2011-27978-C02-02), the CSIC project (i-LINK0394), Gobierno de Aragón, and FEDER funding (EU) for their financial support. We would like to thank the ICMS Animation Studio of the TU/e for making the 3D illustrations. Finally, we thank Dylan Davies, Mark Warner, and Michael Debije for performing initial experiments and for stimulating discussions.

Abstract

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Auf- oder abwärts: Komplex strukturierte freistehende Polymerfilme mit einer dreidimensionalen molekularen Ordnung wurden durch Photoausrichtung polymerisierbarer Flüssigkristalle hergestellt. Die gebildeten Filme verformen sich beim Erhitzen zu Kegel- und Sattelformen.

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