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Utilization of electroactive polymer actuators in micromixing and in extended-life biosensor applications
Author(s): Vinh Ho; Mark Shimada; David Szeto; Xavier Casadevall i Solvas; Daniel Scott; Luisa Stella Dolci; Lawrence Kulinsky; Sylvia Daunert; Marc Madou
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Paper Abstract

Polypyrrole (PPy)-based microactuators hold a promise for a wide variety of engineering applications from robotics and microassembly to biosensors and drug delivery systems. The main advantages of using PPy/Au actuator structures (vs competing solid-state actuator technologies) include ease of fabrication, low actuation energy, and large motion range of microactuators. We present advances in two areas of application - in the extended-life biosensor platform and in micromixers.

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Date Published: 9 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7642, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010, 764235 (9 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848877
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Vinh Ho, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Mark Shimada, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
David Szeto, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Xavier Casadevall i Solvas, Imperial College, London (United Kingdom)
Daniel Scott, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Luisa Stella Dolci, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Lawrence Kulinsky, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Sylvia Daunert, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Marc Madou, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7642:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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