Conjugated-polymer micro- and milliactuators for biological applications
2002 (English)In: MRS bulletin, ISSN 0883-7694, Vol. 27, no 6, 461-464 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The development of new conjugated-polymer tools for the study of the biological realm, and for use in a clinical setting, is reviewed in this article. Conjugated-polymer actuators, based on the changes of volume of the active conjugated polymer during redox transformation, can be used in electrolytes employed in cell-culture media and in biological fluids such as blood, plasma, and urine. Actuators ranging in size from 10 μm to 100 μm suitable for building structures to manipulate single cells are produced with photolithographic techniques. Larger actuators may be used for the manipulation of blood vessels and biological tissue.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 27, no 6, 461-464 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17565DOI: 10.1557/mrs2002.146OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17565DiVA: diva2:210367
Original Publication:Charlotte Immerstrand, Kajsa Holmgren Peterson, Karl-Eric Magnusson, Edwin Jager, Magnus Krogh, Mia Skoglund, Anders Selbing and Olle Inganäs, Conjugated-Polymer Micro- and Milliactuators for Biological Applications, 2002, MRS bulletin, (27), 6, 461-464.http://www.mrs.org/s_mrs/sec_subscribe.asp?CID=2959&DID=171856&action=detailCopyright: MRS Materials Research Societyhttp://www.mrs.org/2009-04-012009-04-012013-10-07Bibliographically approved