Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1349-6336
Print ISSN : 0914-9244
ISSN-L : 0914-9244
Photomechanical Rolling Motion of Mixed Molecular Glass Microspheres Containing an Azobenzene-based Amorphous Molecular Material
Hajime NigorikawaHideyuki Nakano
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2023 Volume 36 Issue 4 Pages 243-247


By casting the aqueous suspension of the mixture of BMAB and m-MTDATA, mixed molecular glass microspheres could be fabricated, whereas just dome-shaped particles of single BMAB were obtained using an aqueous suspension of BMAB. Resulting mixed glass microspheres of BMAB and m-MTDATA were found to exhibit photomechanical behaviors similar to those of single BFlAB and PBAB glass microspheres as previously reported, whereas photomechanical behaviors of microdomes of BMAB were not so much obvious. Upon grazing-angle irradiation of the mixed glass microspheres of BMAB and m-MTDATA with s-polarized laser beam, photomechanical shape changes took place to form peculiar shapes with curved horns. On the other hand, grazing-angle irradiation with p-polarized laser beam induced photomechanical rolling motion to transport on a substrate away from the light source.

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