Abstract Title

Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer Particles: Fabrication through Microphotopolymerization

Abstract

Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer Particles: Fabrication

through Microphotopolymerization

Author: Ryan Williams-Physics Undergraduate Student

Advisors: Jakub Kolacz and Dr. Qi-Huo Wei

Liquid Crystal Institute

Kent State University

Stimuli-responsive particles can be used as building blocks for reconfigurable mechanical or electromagnetic metamaterials and as carriers for drug delivery. In this work, we develop processes to fabricate micro-sized liquid crystal polymeric particles. These particles have well controlled molecular orientational ordering, and may be actuated by light or temperature variation. We will present our progress in the fabrication and characterization of boomerang shaped liquid crystal polymer particles.

Research Category

Physics/Chemisty/Liquid Crystal

Mentor #1 Information

Qi-Huo Wei

Mentor #2 Information

Jakub Kolacz

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

11-3-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

11-3-2015 5:00 PM

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Research Area

Other Physics | Physical Chemistry

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Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer Particles: Fabrication through Microphotopolymerization

Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer Particles: Fabrication

through Microphotopolymerization

Author: Ryan Williams-Physics Undergraduate Student

Advisors: Jakub Kolacz and Dr. Qi-Huo Wei

Liquid Crystal Institute

Kent State University

Stimuli-responsive particles can be used as building blocks for reconfigurable mechanical or electromagnetic metamaterials and as carriers for drug delivery. In this work, we develop processes to fabricate micro-sized liquid crystal polymeric particles. These particles have well controlled molecular orientational ordering, and may be actuated by light or temperature variation. We will present our progress in the fabrication and characterization of boomerang shaped liquid crystal polymer particles.