A Soft Matter article by Rafael Verduzco and coworkers at Rice University has been featured in the design engineering publication Product Design & Development. In their paper Shape-responsive liquid crystal elastomer bilayers, the group demonstrate that complex surface patterns and shape changes, including patterned wrinkles, helical twisting, and reversible folding, can be achieved in liquid crystal elastomer–polystyrene bilayers.
Read the Product Design & Development article here: Morphing Material Has Mighty Potential
Shape-responsive liquid crystal elastomer bilayers
Aditya Agrawal, TaeHyun Yun, Stacy L. Pesek, Walter G. Chapman and Rafael Verduzco
Soft Matter, 2014, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51654G