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Submissions from 2021

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Shining Light on Cyclopentadienone-Norbornadiene Diels-Alder Adducts to Enable Photoinduced Click Chemistry with Cyclopentadiene, Sophia J. Bailey, Friedrich Stricker, Erik Hopkins, Maxwell Z. Wilson, and Javier Read de Alaniz

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Photochemical-induced phas transitions in photoactive semicrystalline polymers, Ruobing Bai, Eric Ocegueda, and Kaushik Bhattacharya

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Promoting the Furan Ring-Opening Reaction to Access New Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts with Hexafluoroisoproponal, Michèle Clerc, Friedrich Stricker, Sebastian Ulrich, Miranda Sroda, Nico Bruns, Luciano F. Boesel, and Javier Read de Alaniz

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Leaky cell model of hard spheres, Thomas G. Fai, Jamie M. Taylor, Epifanio G. Virga, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Impedance matching in an elastic actuator, Tianyi Guo, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Light propagation in cholesteric liquid crystals: the role of chirality, Tianyi Guo, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Not the garden hose instability: Wavelength selection in a buckling garden hose, Tianyi Guo, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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The Freedericksz Transition in a Spatially Varying Magnetic Field, Tianyi Guo, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

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Analytical derivatives of the individual state energies in ensemble density functional theory. II. Implementation on graphical processing units (GPUs), Fang Liu, Michael Filatov, and Todd J. Martínez

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Voice-controlled quantum chemistry, Umberto Raucci, Alessio Valentini, Elisa Pieri, Hayley Weir, Stefan Seritan, and Todd J. Martínez

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Light-induced stress and work in photomechanical materials, Anastasiia Svanidze, Tianyi Guo, Xiaoyu Zheng, and Peter Palffy-Muhoray

Submissions from 2020

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The Mechanics of the Bicycle Pedal Photoisomerization in Crystalline cis,cis-1,4-Diphenyl-1,3-butadiene, Cody R. Aldaz, Todd J. Martínez, and Paul M. Zimmerman

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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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Collective behavior in the kinetics and equilibrium of solid-state photoreaction, Ruobing Bai, Ying Shi Teh, and Kaushik Bhattacharya

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Bridging photochemistry and photomechanics with NMR crystallography: the molecular basis for the macroscopic expansion of an anthracene ester nanorod, Kevin R. Chalek, Xinning Dong, Fei Tong, Ryan A. Kudla, Lingyan Zhu, Adam D. Gill, Wenwen Xu, Chen Yang, Joshua D. Hartman, Alviclér Magalhães, Rabih O. A-Kaysi, Ryan C. Hayward, Richard J. Hooley, Gregory J. O. Beran, Christopher J. Bardeen, and Leonard J. Mueller

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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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Tunable Photothermal Actuation Enabled by Photoswitching of Donor–Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts, Jaejun Lee, Miranda M. Sroda, Younghoon Kwon, Sara El-Arid, Serena Seshadri, Luke F. Gockowski, Elliot W. Hawkes, Megan T. Valentine, and Javier Read de Alaniz

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Putting Photomechanical Switches to Work: An Ab Initio Multiple Spawning Study of Donor-Accepted Stenhouse Adducts, D. M. Martinez, U. Raucci, K. N. Ferreras, and Todd J. Martínez

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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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Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts: Exploring the Effects of Ionic Character, Miranda Sroda, Friedrich Stricker, Julie A. Peterson, Alexandria Bernal, 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

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Nonadiabatic Dynamics Simulation of the Wavelength-Dependent Photochemistry of Azobenzene Excited to the nπ* and ππ* Excited States, Jimmy K. Yu, Christoph Bannwarth, Ruibin Liang, Edward G. Hohenstein, and Todd J. Martínez

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