Quantification of photoinduced bending of dynamic molecular crystals: from macroscopic strain to kinetic constants and activation energies.

@article{Chizhik2018QuantificationOP,
  title={Quantification of photoinduced bending of dynamic molecular crystals: from macroscopic strain to kinetic constants and activation energies.},
  author={Stanislav Chizhik and Anatoly Sidelnikov and Boris A Zakharov and Pan{\vc}e Naumov and Elena V Boldyreva},
  journal={Chemical science},
  year={2018},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={2319-2335}
}
Photomechanically reconfigurable elastic single crystals are the key elements for contactless, timely controllable and spatially resolved transduction of light into work from the nanoscale to the macroscale. The deformation in such single-crystal actuators is observed and usually attributed to anisotropy in their structure induced by the external stimulus… CONTINUE READING