Switchable molecule-based materials for micro- and nanoscale actuating applications: Achievements and prospects

Manrique-Juárez, Maria D. and Rat, Sylvain and Salmon, Lionel and Molnár, Gábor and Quintero, Carlos M. and Nicu, Liviu and Shepherd, Helena J. and Bousseksou, Azzedine (2015) Switchable molecule-based materials for micro- and nanoscale actuating applications: Achievements and prospects. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 308 (Part 2). pp. 395-408. ISSN 0010-8545. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2015.04.005) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Molecular switches rely on various physico-chemical phenomena, and in most cases the switching event is accompanied by a significant rearrangement of atomic positions. At the macroscopic level the long range order of switching molecules usually results in a collective, or even cooperative, volume change, which can be readily exploited for actuating purposes. These molecular (or molecule-based) systems can provide multiple advantages for this type of application due, primarily, to their intrinsic chemical and functional versatility and the small size of their functional units. This review provides an overview of advances and presents the prospects for integrating switchable molecular materials as active elements into actuator devices, with particular emphasis on micro- and nanoscale systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: MEMS/NEMS, Molecular switches, Smart actuator materials
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD478 Solid State Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD473 Physical properties in relation to structure
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 13:44 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 12:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50810 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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