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In this basics-oriented research field, stimuli-responsive polymers are synthetized by introducing photocleavable chromophores (e.g., o-nitrobenzyl ester) and photoreversible binding motifs (e.g., anthracene) into the polymer structure. The smart polymers change their material characteristics in response to an external stimulus such as light or temperature, a fact which is exploited for advanced applications such as: 

  • Switchable micropatterns (photocurable and photocleavable thiol-ene networks) 

  • Self-healing coatings (reversibly crosslinkable epoxy-based networks)

  • Recyclable duromers and composites (photodegradable epoxy- based networks)

  • Reversible adhesives (reversibly crosslinkable elastomers)

  • Stimuli-induced network degradation / substrate release

 

 

Head of Research Group - Contact Dr. Simone Radl

DI Dr. Simone Radl
Simone.Radl@pccl.at