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Taiki Yoshino, Mizuho Kondo, Jun-ichi Mamiya, Motoi Kinoshita, Yanlei Yu and Tomiki Ikeda Three-Dimensional Photomobility of Crosslinked Azobenzene Liquid-Crystalline Polymer Fibers Advanced Materials 22

Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200902879

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Crosslinked liquid-crystalline polymer fibers containing azobenzene moieties show three-dimensional movements under photoirradiation (see figure). The direction of the photomobility of the fibers could be controlled by manipulating the actinic light source. The generated stress upon photoinduced bending reached 210 kPa, which is similar to the stress in human muscles.

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