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Actuators based on polyurethanes with different types of polyol
Author(s): Hyun-Ok Lim; Geong-Mi Bark; Nam-Ju Jo
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Paper Abstract

This study dealt with the electrostrictive responses of polyurethane (PU) actuators with different microphase separation structure, which was a promising candidate for a material used in polymer actuators. In order to construct PUs with different higher-order structure, we synthesized PUs with different diols; poly(neopentyl glycol adipate) (PNAD), poly(tetramethylene glycol) (PTMG), and poly(dimethyl siloxnae) (PDMS). Synthesized PU was characterized by FT-IR spectroscopy and GPC. Thermal analysis and mechanical properties of PU films were carried out with DSC and UTM, respectively. And PU actuator was formed in a monomorph type which made by carbon black electrodes on the both surfaces of PU film by spin coating method. Actuation behavior was mainly influenced on microphase separation structure and mechanical property of PU. In result, PU actuator with PNAD, polyester urethane, had the largest field-induced displacement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64234F (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.780141
Show Author Affiliations
Hyun-Ok Lim, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)
Geong-Mi Bark, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)
Nam-Ju Jo, Pusan National Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6423:
International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Shanyi Du; Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi, Editor(s)

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