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Soft actuators based on conducting polymers: recent progress
Author(s): Keiichi Kaneto; H. Somekawa; Wataru Takashima
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Paper Abstract

Deformations of conducting polymer films, such as polyaniline, polypyrrole and polythiophene, induced by electrochemical oxidation and reduction are presented and discussed in terms of the mechanisms. Soft actuators with variety of motions such as bending stick, breathing ring and shouting lip utilizing polypyrrole films are demonstrated. A new operation method is proposed using electrodeposited polypyrrole films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5051, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (28 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484716
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Keiichi Kaneto, Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)
H. Somekawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)
Wataru Takashima, Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5051:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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