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Experimental Characterization of Photoresponsive Azobenzene Polymers

Title: Experimental Characterization of Photoresponsive Azobenzene Polymers.
Name(s): Chowdhury, Sadiyah Sabah, author
Oates, William, professor directing thesis
Lin, Shangchao, committee member
Ordóñez, Juan Carlos, 1973-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Engineering, degree granting college
Department of Mechanical Engineering, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (59 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Azobenzene is a photo responsive polymer which undergoes molecular change under exposure to certain wavelengths of light. This molecular shape change can cause an overall macroscopic shape change in an azobenzene polymer network. This promising photostrictive behavior has broad range of applications in flow control, robotics and energy harvesting applications. The conversion of solar energy directly into mechanical work provides unique capabilities in adaptive structures. In this thesis, stress measurements show that irradiated azo-LCN experience photochemical and thermomechanical stress. Experimental results show that stress response depends highly on the range of pre-stress applied and the threshold pre-stress differs for different polarization directions.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Chowdhury_fsu_0071N_13891 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: March 30, 2017.
Keywords: azobenzene, light intensity, polarization, pre-stress
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: William S. Oates, Professor Directing Thesis; Shangchao Lin, Committee Member; Juan C. Ordonez, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Mechanical engineering
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Owner Institution: FSU

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