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Multifunctional liquid crystal elastomers: Large electromechanical and electro-optical effects
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10.1063/1.2917465
/content/aip/journal/apl/92/18/10.1063/1.2917465
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/92/18/10.1063/1.2917465
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FIG. 1.

Schematic picture of (a) a MCLCE and (b) its chemical composition. (c) Schematic of experiment.

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FIG. 2.

(a) Swollen polydomain MCLCE. (b) Electromechanical and electro-optical effects are simultaneously observed in swollen polydomain MCLCE after applying a voltage of across .

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FIG. 3.

Voltage dependence of shape changes and transmittance in swollen polydomain MCLCE. Large electromechanical and electro-optical effects are measured after applying the electric field. Voltage-transmittance curve shows the transition features. The sample thickness was fixed: .

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FIG. 4.

Transmittance is plotted as a function of contraction change . The behavior for small voltage is shown in the inset.

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2014-04-24
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Scitation: Multifunctional liquid crystal elastomers: Large electromechanical and electro-optical effects
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/92/18/10.1063/1.2917465
10.1063/1.2917465
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