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Biomedical applications of polypyrrole microactuators: from single-cell clinic to microrobots
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2071-7768
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Medical Microbiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
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2000 (English)In: 1st Annual International, Conference On Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology. 2000, IEEE , 2000, 58-61 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
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Microtools that will be useful for the positioning and investigation microstructures must operate relevant environments, such as cell culture media or blood plasma. They must also be comparatively strong, and preferably allow a muscle like mode of movement. This is given by a novel family of actuators based on conjugated polymers (like polypyrrole, PPy). By miniaturising these structures using standard photolithographic techniques, the authors can reduce the size down to 10-micrometer dimensions and build mechanically active microdevices. These can be moved and positioned by applying a potential to dope or undope the PPy. These novel structures are now being developed as a unique microactuator technology, suitable for operation in applications coupled to cell biology and biomedicine

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IEEE , 2000. 58-61 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75794DOI: 10.1109/MMB.2000.893741ISI: 000173833000013ISBN: 0-7803-6603-4OAI: diva2:509130
1st Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine & Biology, Lyon, France, October 12-14, 2000
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