Elastomeric nematic colloids, colloidal crystals and microstructures with complex topology

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Soft Matter
Ye Yuan, Patrick Keller, Ivan I. Smalyukh

Genus-one nematic elastomeric colloidal rings fabricated using two-photon photopolymerization exhibit anisotropic actuation and even change from genus-one to genus-zero surface topology as controlled by thermal stimuli.