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Artificial muscles working in aqueous solutions or in air
Author(s): Toribio Fernandez Otero; Igor Cantero; Jose Maria Sansinena; Marco-Aurelio De Paoli
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Paper Abstract

Macroscopic electrochemomechanical devices formed by bilayers or triple layers between electroactive polymers and a non conducting, adherent and flexible poplymer, able to describe angular movements in liquid electrolytes under electrochemical control are presented. Using a polymeric electrolyte, able to conduct ions, sandwiched between two polypyrrole layers, a muscle working in air was constructed. Any of those devices work under electrochemical control of the conformational changes occurring in polymeric chains. They act simultaneously as actuators and sensors. Similitudes with natural muscles are underlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3669, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349668
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Toribio Fernandez Otero, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
Igor Cantero, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
Jose Maria Sansinena, Univ. del Pais Vasco (United States)
Marco-Aurelio De Paoli, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3669:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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