Dynamic Materials with Nanoscopic Transformations
Mechanically interlocked architectures which contain topologically complex building blocks (monomers) will exhibit extraordinary properties on account of new degrees of freedom. While maintaining the same topology changing the relative relationship between monomers will transform the material significantly. To make dynamic materials at the macroscale switchable monomers at the nanoscale are required since a small change will make a big difference. Our current project applies topologically complex and controllable structures to construct materials to fulfill dynamic functions.