Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators

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

研究成果: Conference contribution

3 被引用数 (Scopus)


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.

ホスト出版物のタイトルElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 5月 17
イベントElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011 - San Diego, CA, United States
継続期間: 2011 3月 72011 3月 10


OtherElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
国/地域United States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 応用数学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学


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