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Organic conducting polymer actuators

Chapter


Abstract


  • In this chapter, a CP brief introduction of organic conducting polymers (CPs) is provided. A general mechanism of CP actuators is discussed. The types of CPs used for actuator purposes are introduced along with the factors that affect synthesis, performance and advantages/disadvantages are summarized. Recent research relating to improvements in strain and strain rate, cycle life and work output are reviewed along with applications in micro-scale devices.

UOW Authors


  •   Spinks, Geoffrey (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Zheng, W., Spinks, G. M., & Wallace, G. G. (2016). Organic conducting polymer actuators. In The WSPC Reference on Organic Electronics: Organic Semiconductors (Vol. 2, pp. 321-343). doi:10.1142/9678

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789814699228

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019922163

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • The WSPC Reference on Organic Electronics: Organic Semiconductors

Start Page


  • 321

End Page


  • 343

Abstract


  • In this chapter, a CP brief introduction of organic conducting polymers (CPs) is provided. A general mechanism of CP actuators is discussed. The types of CPs used for actuator purposes are introduced along with the factors that affect synthesis, performance and advantages/disadvantages are summarized. Recent research relating to improvements in strain and strain rate, cycle life and work output are reviewed along with applications in micro-scale devices.

UOW Authors


  •   Spinks, Geoffrey (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Zheng, W., Spinks, G. M., & Wallace, G. G. (2016). Organic conducting polymer actuators. In The WSPC Reference on Organic Electronics: Organic Semiconductors (Vol. 2, pp. 321-343). doi:10.1142/9678

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789814699228

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019922163

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • The WSPC Reference on Organic Electronics: Organic Semiconductors

Start Page


  • 321

End Page


  • 343