Soft Matter article on self-folding of polymer sheets is highlighted in New Scientist

The story in New Scientist (Pulse of light creates instant origami) has a short video which nicely shows the polymer sheet folding into 3 dimensional structures.  

The paper by Michael Dickey, Jan Genzer and co-workers was also covered by Chemistry World (Shrinky Dink origami powered by heat).

Graphical abstract: Self-folding of polymer sheets using local light absorption

… And finally here’s the original research paper

Self-folding of polymer sheets using local light absorption
Y Liu, J K Boyles, J Genzer and M Dickey
Soft Matter, 2011
DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06564e

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