10 February 2012 Towards micrometer sized core-shell actuators from liquid crystalline elastomers by a continuous flow synthesis
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Proceedings Volume 8279, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII; 82790M (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.913777
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
We present here the successful preparation of liquid crystalline core-shell elastomers via a microfluidic double-emulsion process. The customized set-up allows for a temperature-controlled fabrication of the core-shell particles from a thermoresponsive mesogenic monomer. The nematic liquid crystalline shell is filled with a non-mesogenic core of silicone oil. To verify the core-shell structure with optical microscopy, we prepared particles with a colored core using a red dye. We were also able to micro-manipulate the particles and penetrate them with a small glass capillary to extract the liquid core.
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Eva-Kristina Fleischmann, Eva-Kristina Fleischmann, Hsin-Ling Liang, Hsin-Ling Liang, Jan Lagerwall, Jan Lagerwall, Rudolf Zentel, Rudolf Zentel, } "Towards micrometer sized core-shell actuators from liquid crystalline elastomers by a continuous flow synthesis", Proc. SPIE 8279, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII, 82790M (10 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.913777; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.913777
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