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Assembly of conducting polymer networks inside hydrogel structures
Author(s): Jaleh Mansouri; Christopher J. Small; Chee O. Too; Gordon G. Wallace
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Paper Abstract

The development of novel conducting polymer hydrogel composites has been pursued in the course of this work. It has been found that conducting polymers can be formed electrochemically within hydrogel structures. This enables the dimensions and shape of conducting polymer based structures to be easily modified. The resulting composites retain the properties of the hydrogels and also are electroactive. Preliminary work suggests that these structures show enhanced performance when used as electromolecular or electromechanical actuators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2716, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Materials Technologies and Biomimetics, (9 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232132
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Jaleh Mansouri, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Christopher J. Small, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Chee O. Too, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Gordon G. Wallace, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2716:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Materials Technologies and Biomimetics
Andrew Crowson, Editor(s)

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