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Continuous spinning aligned liquid crystal elastomer fibers with a 3D printer setup †

Authors
  • Lin, Xueyan1
  • Saed, Mohand O.1
  • Terentjev, Eugene M.1
  • 1 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J. J. Thomson Avenue
Type
Published Article
Journal
Soft Matter
Publisher
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date
May 03, 2021
Volume
17
Issue
21
Pages
5436–5443
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/d1sm00432h
PMID: 33970980
PMCID: PMC8170681
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
License
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Abstract

Fibrous liquid crystalline elastomers (LCE) are an attractive variant of LCE-based actuators due to their small thickness, leading to faster response times to stimuli, as well as the increased mechanical strength.

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