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Enhanced Light-Harvesting Efficiency and Adaptation: A Review on Visible-Light-Driven Micro/Nanomotors

Figure 7

Propulsion mechanism of VLD-MNMs based on photochromic reactions. Rotary and linear molecular motors: (a) photochemical and thermal isomerization [107] (reprinted with permission from the American Chemical Society) and (b) schematic of the linear molecular motors [108] (reprinted with permission from the American Chemical Society). Interfacial tension gradient-driven micro/nanomotors: (c) azobenzene-coated polymer nanoparticles [30] (reprinted with permission from the American Chemical Society). Liquid crystal elastomers: (d) deforming microrobots [109] (reprinted with permission from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).
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