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Heat-controlled micropillar array device for microsystems technology

A new temperature-controlled smart soft material micropillar array has been fabricated via in situ integration of the liquid-crystalline elastomer-based component into the hybrid microdevice. Such design allows for developing pushing elements with fast lifetime values of ca. 5 s, and opens huge opportunities Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Authors:   Núria Torras; Marcos Duque; Carlos J. Camargo; Jaume Esteve; Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer
Journal:   Soft Matter
Volume:   13
edition:   40
Pages:   7264
DOI:   10.1039/C7SM01480E
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  • liquid crystal elastomers
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