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Interactive Dynamics of Convection and Solidification
Liquid crystalline elastomers (LCEs) are composed of low molecular weight mesogenic units tethered to a cross-linked polymer network. Because LCEs have remarkable shape-changing properties at the nematic-isotropic phase transition, it has been suggested that they could serve as generic large amplitude, low frequency actuators and sensors i.e. artificial muscles. As this transition does not exist in LCEs when the mesogenic side chains are uniformly oriented, the understanding of phasedoi:10.1007/978-94-015-9807-1_15 fatcat:d4yguxnufjaxhau74aaczar67u