Liquid-Crystalline Nano-optomechanical Actuator (pages 734–741)
Stanislav Tsoi, Jing Zhou, Christopher Spillmann, Jawad Naciri, Tomiki Ikeda and Banahalli Ratna
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200581
The synthesis and characterization of an opto-responsive nanoparticle capable of reversible shape change is described. Co-ordinated photoisomerization of azobenzene molecules imparts a conformational change to the polymer network of the nanoparticle and results in a measurable and reproducible shape change.