Shape-shifting LCE/PS material eyes medical applications

Researchers at Rice University have developed a material that changes shape in a predetermined pattern when heated and reverts back to its original form when cooled. Applications for the biocompatible liquid crystal elastomer (LCE) layered with a thin strip of polystyrene (PS) include dynamic substrates for cell cultures and implantable products that are designed to contract and expand in response to stimulus.   Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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Shape-shifting LCE/PS material eyes medical applications

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