Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators

Colin F. Smith, Su Chul Yang, Timothy Edward Long, Shashank Priya

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Abstract

Much attention has been given to ionic electroactive devices constructed using conducting polymers due to their low voltage requirements, high strain, and similarities to natural muscle. However, the time response and output force of conducting polymer actuators has always been a limiting factor in their implementation. In this study, we report on a processing technique and parametric optimization for multilayer polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride (PPy-Au-PVDF) composite actuators that have the possibility of overcoming the prior problems. These actuators are operable in air, have faster time response, and are projected to generate higher force compared to that of conventional conducting polymer actuators. These improvements are made possible due to the improvement in processing conditions and novel multilayer geometry of the actuators. A five layer PPy-Au-PVDF-Au-PPy actuator operating in air with 0.5M KCl electrolyte was shown to generate deflections up to 90% of the actuator length at a rate of 50% per second.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
Volume7976
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 17
Externally publishedYes
EventElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Mar 72011 Mar 10

Other

OtherElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/3/711/3/10

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Polypyrrole
polypyrroles
Polypyrroles
vinylidene
Gold
fluorides
Actuator
Actuators
actuators
Composite
gold
Conducting Polymers
composite materials
Composite materials
Conducting polymers
conducting polymers
time response
Response Time
Multilayer
Multilayers

Keywords

  • Actuator
  • Air
  • Conducting polymer
  • Electroactive
  • Force
  • Gold
  • Ionic
  • Multilayer
  • Polypyrrole
  • Polyvinylidene fluoride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Smith, C. F., Yang, S. C., Long, T. E., & Priya, S. (2011). Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators. In Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011 (Vol. 7976). [797625] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880692

Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators. / Smith, Colin F.; Yang, Su Chul; Long, Timothy Edward; Priya, Shashank.

Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976 2011. 797625.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Smith, CF, Yang, SC, Long, TE & Priya, S 2011, Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators. in Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. vol. 7976, 797625, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, San Diego, CA, United States, 11/3/7. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880692
Smith CF, Yang SC, Long TE, Priya S. Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators. In Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976. 2011. 797625 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880692
Smith, Colin F. ; Yang, Su Chul ; Long, Timothy Edward ; Priya, Shashank. / Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. Vol. 7976 2011.
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