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Integrating conjugated polymer microactuators with CMOS sensing circuitry for studying living cells
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Paper Abstract

We present the use of electroactive polymer actuators as components of a biolab-on-a-chip, which has potential applications in cell-based sensing. This technology takes full advantage of the properties of polypyrrole actuators as well as the wide range of CMOS sensors that can be created. System integration becomes an important issue when developing real applications of EAP technologies. The requirements of the application and the constraints imposed by the various components must be considered in the context of the whole system, along with any opportunities that present themselves. In this paper, we discuss some of these challenges, including actuator design, the use of complementary actuation techniques, miniaturization, and packaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5759, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (6 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599775
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Urdaneta, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Yingkai Liu, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Marc Christophersen, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Somashekar Prakash, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Pamela Abshire, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Elisabeth Smela, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5759:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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