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Light-induced dynamic shaping and self-division of multipodal polyelectrolyte-surfactant microarchitectures via azobenzene photomechanics

Martin, Nicolas; Sharma, Kamendra P.; Harniman, Robert L.; Richardson, Robert M.; Hutchings, Ricky J.; Alibhai, Dominic; Li, Mei; Mann, Stephen

By 12 March 2019No Comments

Scientific Reports, 2017, vol 7pp. 41327



Light-induced shape transformations represent a fundamental step towards the emergence of adaptive materials exhibiting photomechanical behaviours. Although a range of covalent azobenzene-based photoactive materials has been demonstrated, the use of dynamic photoisomerization in mesostructured soft solids involving non-covalent co-assembly has received little attention.

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