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Conjugated polymers as smart materials: bending bipolymer strips
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Paper Abstract

Conjugated polymers are currently of extensive interest because they can be doped to become electronically conductive. Actually, they can be repeatedly driven between the conductive and insulating states by electrochemical redox in an electrolyte solution or by chemical redox in a solution or in a gaseous atmosphere. Small volume changes, up to 10%, occur during the transitions. We use the bending bipolymer strips, with a conjugated polymer layer and an inert polymer substrate layer, to sense the volume changes in the responsive conjugated polymer layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1916, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148490
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Qibing Pei, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)
Olle Inganaes, Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1916:
Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Materials
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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