Free-form light actuators — Fabrication and control of actuation in microscopic scale
Authors: Zeng H., Wasylczyk P., Parmeggiani C., Martella D., Wiersma D.
Autors Affiliation: European Labratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, University of Florence, Italy; Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland; CNR-INO, Italy; Chemistry Department, University of Florence, Italy
Abstract: Liquid crystalline elastomers (LCEs) are smart materials capable of reversible shape-change in response to external stimuli, and have attracted researchers
Journal/Review: JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS
Volume: 111 Pages from: e53744-1 to: e53744-8
More Information: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant agreement no  on photonic micro robotics and from IIT SEED project Microswim. We also acknowledge support by the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. We thank the entire Optics of Complex Systems group at LENS for feedback and discussions.KeyWords: 3D fabrication; Direct laser writing; Engineering; Issue 111; Light driven; Liquid crystal alignment; Liquid crystalline elastomers; Microactuators; Microstructures; Photolithography; Smart materials; Elastomer, chemistry; Laser; Light; Liquid crystal; oOtics; Procedures, Elastomers; Lab-On-A-Chip Devices; Liquid Crystals; Optics and PhotonicsDOI: 10.3791/53744