Wavelength-selective and rebound-able bimorph photoactuator driven by a dynamic mass transport process

T. Lan, Y. Hu, G. Wu, Xiaoming Tao, W. Chen

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We fabricated wavelength-selective bimorph film photoactuators based on selective light absorption of Au nanocrystals. The dynamic mass transport of water in a chitosan layer leads to ultra-high sensitivity to temperature and a unique post-irradiation rebound behaviour. This work may provide a new design strategy for producing photoactuators with improved performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1888-1892
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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