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ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIVE OPTICAL MICROSTRUCTURED HYBRID ACTUATOR ASSEMBLIES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20160209642
A1
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Microstructured hybrid actuator assemblies in which microactuators carrying designed surface properties to be revealed upon actuation are embedded in a layer of responsive materials. The microactuators in a microactuator array reversibly change their configuration in response to a change in the environment without requiring an external power source to switch their optical properties.
AIZENBERG, Joanna (Boston, MA), AIZENBERG, Michael (Boston, MA), KIM, Philseok (Arlington, MA)
14/ 974,734
December 18, 2015
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This work was supported by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Award No. FA9550-09-1-0669-DOD35CAP), and the U.S. Department of Energy (Award No. DE-SC0005247). The United States Government has certain rights to the invention.