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Tunable Photonic Structures via Photomechanical Actuation

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Efficient Light-Induced Phase Transitions in Halogen-Bonded Liquid Crystals

Author(s): Francisco Fernandez-Palacio, Mikko Poutanen, Marco Saccone, Antti Siiskonen, Giancarlo Terraneo, Giuseppe Resnati, Olli Ikkala, Pierangelo Metrangolo, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Chemistry of Materials, Issue 28/22, 2016, Page(s) 8314-8321, ISSN 0897-4756
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03460

Light Robots: Bridging the Gap between Microrobotics and Photomechanics in Soft Materials

Author(s): Hao Zeng, Piotr Wasylczyk, Diederik S. Wiersma, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Advanced Materials, 2017, Page(s) 1703554, ISSN 0935-9648
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201703554

A light-driven artificial flytrap

Author(s): Owies M. Wani, Hao Zeng, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 8, 2017, Page(s) 15546, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15546

Controlling azobenzene photoswitching through combined ortho -fluorination and -amination

Author(s): Z. Ahmed, A. Siiskonen, M. Virkki, A. Priimagi
Published in: Chemical Communications, Issue 53/93, 2017, Page(s) 12520-12523, ISSN 1359-7345
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07308A

Light-Driven, Caterpillar-Inspired Miniature Inching Robot

Author(s): Hao Zeng, Owies M. Wani, Piotr Wasylczyk, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2017, Page(s) 1700224, ISSN 1022-1336
DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700224

Self-Regulating Iris Based on Light-Actuated Liquid Crystal Elastomer

Author(s): Hao Zeng, Owies M. Wani, Piotr Wasylczyk, Radosław Kaczmarek, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Advanced Materials, Issue 29/30, 2017, Page(s) 1701814, ISSN 0935-9648
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201701814

Programming Photoresponse in Liquid Crystal Polymer Actuators with Laser Projector

Author(s): Owies M. Wani, Hao Zeng, Piotr Wasylczyk, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Advanced Optical Materials, 2017, Page(s) 1700949, ISSN 2195-1071
DOI: 10.1002/adom.201700949

Thermal Isomerization of Hydroxyazobenzenes as a Platform for Vapor Sensing

Author(s): Mikko Poutanen, Zafar Ahmed, Lauri Rautkari, Olli Ikkala, Arri Priimagi
Published in: ACS Macro Letters, Issue 7/3, 2018, Page(s) 381-386, ISSN 2161-1653
DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00093

An Artificial Nocturnal Flower via Humidity-Gated Photoactuation in Liquid Crystal Networks

Author(s): Owies M. Wani, Rob Verpaalen, Hao Zeng, Arri Priimagi, Albert P. H. J. Schenning
Published in: Advanced Materials, 2018, Page(s) 1805985, ISSN 0935-9648
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201805985

Reconfigurable photoactuator through synergistic use of photochemical and photothermal effects

Author(s): Markus Lahikainen, Hao Zeng, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 9/1, 2018, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06647-7

ortho -Fluorination of azophenols increases the mesophase stability of photoresponsive hydrogen-bonded liquid crystals

Author(s): Marco Saccone, Kim Kuntze, Zafar Ahmed, Antti Siiskonen, Michael Giese, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Issue 6/37, 2018, Page(s) 9958-9963, ISSN 2050-7534
DOI: 10.1039/C8TC02611D

Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks and Elastomers for Light‐Fueled Robotics

Author(s): Hao Zeng, Markus Lahikainen, Owies Wani, Alex Berdin, Arri Priimagi
Published in: Photoactive Functional Soft Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications, 2018, Page(s) 197-226