Lukas Braun

Research Interests

  • Liquid Crystalline Elastomers from photochemically initiated Actuators using microfluidic setup for manufactoring.


  • Braun, L.; Linder, T.; Hessberger, T.; Zentel, R.
    Influence of a Crosslinker Containing an Azo Group on the Actuation Properties of a Photoactuating LCE System.
    Polymers 2016, 8: 435, DOI: 10.3390/polym8120435.
  • Braun, L. B.; Hessberger, T.; Serra, C. A.; Zentel, R.
    UV-Free Microfluidic Particle Fabrication at Low Temperature Using ARGET-ATRP as the Initiator System.
    Macromol. React. Eng. 2016, 10: 611-617, DOI: 10.1002/mren.201600015.
  • Braun, L. B.; Hessberger, T.; Zentel, R.
    Microfluidic synthesis of micrometer-sized photoresponsive actuators based on liquid crystalline elastomers.
    J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4: 8670–8678, DOI: 10.1039/c6tc02587k
  • Hessberger, T.; Braun, L.; Zentel, R.
    Interfacial Self‐Assembly of Amphiphilic Dual Temperature Responsive Actuating Janus Particles
    Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 1800629, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201800629.
  • Hessberger, T.; Braun, L.; Zentel, R.
    Microfluidic Synthesis of Actuating Microparticles from a Thiol-Ene Based Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Elastomer.
    Polymers 2016, 8: 410, DOI: 10.3390/polym8120410.
  • Hessberger, T.; Braun, L. B.; Henrich, F.; Müller, C.; Gießelmann, F.; Serra, C.; Zentel, R.
    Co-flow microfluidic synthesis of liquid crystalline actuating Janus particles.
    J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4: 8778–8786, DOI: 10.1039/c6tc03378d.


Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Institut für Organische Chemie
Duesbergweg 10-14
D-55099 Mainz

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