Actuators constructed with a conjugated polymer as the active part have been predicted to have a number of highly desirable properties: Large mechanical strength, high power density, i.e. high actuation speeds possible, sufficient maximum strain values, high reversibility and safe, low voltages (1-5 V), . Taking status after about 15 years of research efforts, most of these predictions have come true, the main exception being the much lower speeds actually realized in actuators.
|Title of host publication||Electroactive Polymers: Materials and Devices|
|Editors||S.A. Hashmi, Amita Chandra, Amreesh Chandra|
|Place of Publication||New Delhi|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Electroactive Polymers: Materials and Devices - Goa, India|
Duration: 19 Feb 2007 → 24 Feb 2007
Conference number: 2
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Electroactive Polymers|
|Period||19/02/2007 → 24/02/2007|
- Electroactive Polymers
- Artificial Muscles
- Polymer Actuators
Skaarup, S. (2007). Conjugated Polymer Actuators: Prospects and Limitations. In S. A. Hashmi, A. Chandra, & A. Chandra (Eds.), Electroactive Polymers: Materials and Devices (Vol. II, pp. 51-61). Allied Publishers.