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Model polymers for polymer actuators
Author(s): Olle Inganas; Soumyadeb Ghosh; Emil J. Samuelsen; Knut E. Aasmundtveit; Leif A. A. Pettersson; Tomas Johansson
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Paper Abstract

We discuss possible mechanisms of doping induced volume change in conjugated polymers with reference to the case of poly(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT). This material has been studied in two forms; as well ordered paracrystalline material and in the form of a water swollen conducting hydrogel. Structural and electrochemical studies are discussed.

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Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3669, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349712
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Olle Inganas, Linkopings Univ. (Sweden)
Soumyadeb Ghosh, Linkopings Univ. (Sweden)
Emil J. Samuelsen, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskaplige Univ. (Norway)
Knut E. Aasmundtveit, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskaplige Univ. (Norway)
Leif A. A. Pettersson, Linkoepings Univ. (Sweden)
Tomas Johansson, Linkoepings Univ. (Sweden)


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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