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Process of making a nematic elastomer fiber with mechanical properties of a muscle

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A method of making a liquid crystalline fiber is disclosed. A copolymer having a liquid crystalline side group and a crosslinking side group is crosslinked. A fiber of the crosslinking copolymer is drawn before the crosslinking reaction is complete.

Inventors: 
Naciri, Jawad; Jeon, Hong; Keller, Patrick N.; Ratna, Banahalli R.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2010-07-29
Grant Date: 
2012-01-31
Grant time: 
551 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
10
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY