The author thanks the Australian Research Council for financial assistance through the Centres of Excellence and Professorial Fellowship schemes.
Deforming Materials With Light: Photoresponsive Materials Muscle In On the Action†
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 10, pages 2285–2287, March 5, 2012
How to Cite
Spinks, G. M. (2012), Deforming Materials With Light: Photoresponsive Materials Muscle In On the Action. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 2285–2287. doi: 10.1002/anie.201108831
- Issue published online: 1 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 DEC 2011
- Australian Research Council
- molecular machines;
- photo-responsive materials
Pump it: Materials that show intriguing shape changes induced by simple light exposure are emerging as candidates for artificial muscles. Recent examples are highlighted to illustrate the various molecular conformational changes induced by irradiation. Assemblies of these photoresponsive molecules are now being prepared that show functions that resemble real muscle.