Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.601, No.1, 43-48, 2014
Photomobile Polymer Materials with Double Network Structures: Crosslinked Azobenzene Liquid-Crystalline Polymer/Methacrylate Composites
We prepared photomobile polymer materials composed of crosslinked azobenzene liquid-crystalline polymers (LCPs) and methacrylates with interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) structures, and explored their photoresponsive behavior. The IPN films exhibited reversible bending upon photoirradiation. In addition, the durability of the IPN films was much higher than that of the pristine crosslinked azobenzene LCP films.