Determination of the material characteristics of the light-driven actuators from the kinetics of photo-mechanical response

Stanislav Chizhik, Anatoly Sidelnikov, Boris Zakharov, Elena Boldyreva

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The methodology of the quantification of photoinduced bending of crystals is described and illustrated by the case study of [Co(NH3)5NO2]Cl(NO3) crystal bending caused by the reversible photochemical isomerization. The measurement technique is combined with the quantitative model to give an effective method for assessing of the key material properties defining the characteristics of the potential light-driven actuators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event5th International Conference on Fundamental Bases of Mechanochemical Technologies (FBMT) - Novosibirsk
Duration: 25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018


  • Dynamic crystals
  • chemo-mechanical effect
  • photoinduced crystal bending
  • light driven microactuators
  • Chemo-mechanical effect
  • Light driven microactuators
  • Photoinduced crystal bending

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