Optically responsive supramolecular polymer glasses

  title={Optically responsive supramolecular polymer glasses},
  author={Diederik W. R. Balkenende and Christophe A. Monnier and Gina L. Fiore and Christoph Weder},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
The reversible and dynamic nature of non-covalent interactions between the constituting building blocks renders many supramolecular polymers stimuli-responsive. This was previously exploited to create thermally and optically healable polymers, but it proved challenging to achieve high stiffness and good healability. Here we present a glass-forming… CONTINUE READING