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Submissions from 2020

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Norbornadiene Chain-End Functional Polymers as Stable, Readily Available Precursors to Cyclopentadiene Derivatives, Sophia J. Bailey, Emre H. Discekici, Stephanie M. Barbon, Shay N. Nguyen, Craig J. Hawker, and Javier Read de Alaniz

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Photomechanical coupling in photoactive nematic elastomers, Ruobing Bai and Kaushik Bhattacharya

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Using light intensity to control reaction to kinetics and reversibility in photochemical crystals, Connor J. Easley, Fei Tong, Xinning Dong, Rabih O. Al-Kaysi, and Christopher J. Bardeen

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St. Petersburg Paradox and Failure Probability, Jake Fontana and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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A nonlinear beam model of photomotile structures, Kevin Korner, Alexa S. Kuenstler, Ryan C. Hayward, Basile Audoly, and Kaushik Bhattacharya

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Blueprinting Photothermal Shape-Morphing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Alexa S. Kuenstler, Yuzhen Cheng, Phuong Bui, Hyunki Kim, Antonio DeSimone, Lihua Jin, and Ryan C. Hayward

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Reversible Actuation via Photoisomerization-Induced Melting of a Semicrystalline Poly(Azobenzene), Alexa S. Kuenstler, Kyle D. Clark, Javier Read de Alaniz, and Ryan C. Hayward

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Reconfiguring Gaussian Curvature of Hydrogel Sheets with Photoswitchable Host–Guest Interactions, Alexa S. Kuenstler, Markus Lahikainen, Hantao Zhou, Wenwen Xu, Arri Priimagi, and Ryan C. Hayward

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Mechanical Properties and Photomechanical Fatigue of Macro- and Nanodimensional Diarylethene Molecular Crystals, Thiranjeewa I. Lansakara, Fei Tong, Christopher J. Bardeen, and Alexei V. Tivanski

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Measuring the five elastic constants of a nematic liquid crystal elastomer, Seung-Won Oh, Tianyi Guo, Alexa S. Kuenstler, Ryan C. Hayward, Peter Palffy-Muhoray, and Xiaoyu Zheng

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Self-regulating photochemical Rayleigh-Bénard convection using a highly-absorbing organic photoswitch, Serena Seshadri, Luke F. Gockowski, Jaejun Lee, Miranda Sroda, Matthew E. Helgeson, and Javier Read de Alaniz

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Photomechanical molecular crystals and nanowire assemblies based on the [2+2] photodimerization of a phenylbutadiene derivative, Fei Tong, Wenwen Xu, Tianyi Guo, Brandon F. Lui, Ryan C. Hayward, Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Rabih O. Al-Kaysi, and Christopher J. Bardeen

Submissions from 2019

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Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Photon-Powered Actuators Based on Aligned Diarylethene Nanocrystals, Xinning Dong, Fei Tong, Kerry M. Hanson, Rabih O. Al-Kaysi, Daichi Kitagawa, Seiya Kobatake, and Christopher J. Bardeen

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Light intensity as mechanical potential: a symmetry-based approach, Tianyi Guo, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Surface anchoring energy of cholesteric liquid crystals, Tianyi Guo, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Multicolor Mechanochromism of a Polymer/Silica Composite with Dual Distinct Mechanophores, Takahiro Kosuge, Xiaolei Zhu, Vivian M. Lau, Daisuke Aoki, Todd J. Martinez, Jeffrey S. Moore, and Hideyuki Otsuka

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Light-induced shape morphing of thin films, Alexa S. Kuenstler and Ryan C. Hayward

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Liquid Crystal Elastomer Waveguide Actuators, Alexa S. Kuenstler, Hyunki Kim, and Ryan C. Hayward

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Unusual concentration dependence of the photoisomerization reaction in donor–acceptor Stenhouse adducts, Brandon F. Lui, Nathan T. Tierce, Fei Tong, Miranda M. Sroda, Hao Lu, Javier Read de Alaniz, and Christopher J. Bardeen

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Photoinduced Deadhesion of a Polymer Film Using a Photochromic Donor–Acceptor Stenhouse Adduct, Seyed Hossein Mostafavi, Wangxiang Li, Kyle D. Clark, Friedrich Stricker, Javier Read de Alaniz, and Christopher J. Bardeen

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Multiaddressable Photochromic Architectures: From Molecules to Materials, Hui Nie, Jeffrey L. Self, Alexa S. Kuenstler, Ryan C. Hayward, and Javier Read de Alaniz

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Norbornadienes: Robust and Scalable Building Blocks for Cascade “Click” Coupling of High Molecular Weight Polymers, Andre H. St. Amant, Emre H. Discekici, Sophia J. Bailey, Manuel S. Zayas, Jung-Ah Song, Shelby L. Shankel, Shay N. Nguyen, Morgan W. Bates, Athina Anastasaki, Craig J. Hawker, and Javier Read de Alaniz