Perpendicular Actuation with Individually Controlled Polymer Microactuators
2001 (English)In: Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, E-ISSN 1521-4095, Vol. 13, no 1, 76-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Actuator systems based on conducting polymers, such as polypyrole, with which three-dimensional movement can be controlled, are described. The Figure shows a combination of two such microactuators which are used to “kick” a glass bead across the surface of a silicon wafer. The microfabrication methods used to produce the systems are described and the potential uses, for example microrobotic arms, discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 13, no 1, 76-79 p.
Artificial muscles; Conducting Polymers; Electrochemistry; Microactuators; Polypyrrole
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60386DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(200101)13:1<76::AID-ADMA76>3.0.CO;2-IOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60386DiVA: diva2:356528