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EAP as multifunctional and biomimetic materials
Author(s): Toribio Fernandez Otero; Igor Cantero; Sara Villanueva
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Paper Abstract

Polyconjugated and electroactive materials are, when used for electrochemical devices, soft, wet and complex materials. Polymeric chains, water and inorganic ions are the main constituents, mimicking the composition of those organs constituents of the living creatures. During reverse electrochemical reactions, those electroactive polymers change, under control of the consumed charge: volume, color, stored charge, composition, porosity, etc. Those changes allow the design of devices such as artificial muscles, smart skins, electric organs, nervous interfaces, smart medical dosage, smart membranes, all of them working under electrochemical control. This multifunctionality will be reviewed.

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Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3669, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349699
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Toribio Fernandez Otero, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
Igor Cantero, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
Sara Villanueva, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)

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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