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Poly (ethylene oxide) - poly (ethylene glycol) blended cellulose electroactive paper actuator
Author(s): Suresha K. Mahadeva; Jyoti Nayak; Jaehwan Kim
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Paper Abstract

Cellulose based Electroactive paper (EAPap) has been reported as a smart material that can be used as sensors and actuator materials. It has merits in terms of lightweight, biodegradability, large displacement and low actuation voltage. Actuation principle of EAPap is a combination of piezoelectric and ion migration effect. However, the performance of actuator is sensitive to humidity levels, in other words it produces large bending displacement at high humidity levels. Thus, we made an attempt to develop an EAPap which produces large displacement at low humidity level by blending cellulose with small amount of poly (ethylene oxide)-poly (ethylene glycol) [PEO-PEG]. The interaction between cellulose and PEO-PEG is studied by means of SEM and FT-IR. The potential application of PEO-PEG/ cellulose blend film as an actuator working at low humidity level is demonstrated by testing the actuator performance in terms of bending displacement, power consumption with respect to actuation voltage, frequency and humidity level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6929, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2008, 69292A (23 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776536
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Suresha K. Mahadeva, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
Jyoti Nayak, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
Jaehwan Kim, Inha Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6929:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional and Composite Materials 2008
Marcelo J. Dapino; Zoubeida Ounaies, Editor(s)

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