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Photomechanical Materials, Composites, and Systems

Wireless Transduction of Light into Work

White, Timothy J. (ed.)


1. Edition September 2017
432 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
White, Timothy J. (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-12330-9
John Wiley & Sons

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An exhaustive review of the history, current state, and future opportunities for harnessing light to accomplish useful work in materials, this book describes the chemistry, physics, and mechanics of light-controlled systems.

* Describes photomechanical materials and mechanisms, along with key applications
* Exceptional collection of leading authors, internationally recognized for their work in this growing area
* Covers the full scope of photomechanical materials: polymers, crystals, ceramics, and nanocomposites
* Deals with an interdisciplinary coupling of mechanics, materials, chemistry, and physics
* Emphasizes application opportunities in creating adaptive surface features, shape memory devices, and actuators; while assessing future prospects for utility in optics and photonics and soft robotics

List of Contributors


Chapter 1: A Historical Overview of Photomechanical Effects in Materials, Composites, and Systems
Toru Ube and Tomiki Ikeda

Chapter 2: Photochromism in the Solid State
Oleg Bushuyev and Christopher Barrett

Chapter 3: Photo-Mechanics: Bend, Curl, Topography, and Topology
Daniel Corbett, Carl Modes and Mark Warner

Chapter 4: Photomechanical Effects in Amorphous and Semi-Crystalline Polymers
Jeong Jae Wie

Chapter 5: Photomechanical Effects in Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks and Elastomers
Timothy White

Chapter 6: Photomechanical Effects in Polymer Nanocomposites
Balaji Panchapakesan, James Loomis and Eugene Terentjev

Chapter 7: Photomechanical Effects in Photochromic Crystals
Lingyan Zhu, Fei Tong, Christopher Bardeen and Rabih Al-Kaysi

Chapter 8: Photomechanical Effects in Piezoelectric Ceramics
Kenji Uchino

Chapter 9: Switching Surface Topographies Based On Liquid Crystal Network Coatings
Danqing Liu and Dick Broer

Chapter 10: Photoinduced Shape Programming
Taylor Ware

Chapter 11: Photomechanical Effects to Enable Devices
M. Ravi Shankar

Chapter 12: Photomechanical Effects in Materials, Composites, and Systems: Outlook and Future Challenges
Timothy J. White
Timothy J. White, PhD, lives and works in Dayton, OH. Dr. White is a leading researcher in the soft materials community, recently recognized by awards from the MRS, ACS, and SPIE. His research has generally focused on photoinduced effects in materials. Dr. White has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.