The application of polypyrrole trilayer actuators in microfluidics and robotics

Show simple item record Kiefer, Rudolf en Mandviwalla, Xerxes en Archer, Rosalind en Tjahyono, Sungkono en MacDonald, Bruce en Bowmaker, Graham en Kilmartin, Paul en Travas-Sejdic, Jadranka en
dc.contributor.editor Yosi Bar-Cohen en
dc.coverage.spatial San Diego, USA en 2011-11-14T19:55:20Z en 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, San Diego, USA, 09 Mar 2008 - 13 Mar 2008. Editors: Yosi Bar-Cohen. Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering. 6927: 69271E. 2008 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8194-7113-0 en
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X en
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dc.description.abstract Trilayer actuators were constructed using polypyrrole (PPy) films doped with dodecylbenzene sulfonate (DBS). Identical 5-20 μm PPy/DBS films were grown on either side of a 110 μm poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) membrane to serve as working and counter electrodes with respect to each other. The performance of the trilayer actuator was tested using potential step experiments between -0.8 and +0.8 V at different frequencies (0.03 to 10 Hz) and trilayer lengths (1 to 2.5 cm), and the extent of deflection was measured using a CCD camera. Satisfactory deflections in the range of 1-3 mm were observed for 10 μm thick PPy layers on trilayers 1.5 to 2.5 cm in length when operated at 1-5 Hz for over 40,000 cycles. The trilayer actuators were examined in a fluidics channels, and mathematical modelling using finite element analysis was used to predict overall fluid movement and flow rates. The trilayers were also used to construct a 'fish-tail' positioned at the back of a self-driven robotic fish. en
dc.relation.ispartof Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering en
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dc.subject polypyrrole en
dc.subject dodecylbenzene sulfonate en
dc.subject trilayer actuator en
dc.subject cathodic actuation en
dc.subject PVDF en
dc.subject robotic fish en
dc.subject HIGH-PERFORMANCE en
dc.subject VOLUME CHANGE en
dc.subject POLYANILINE en
dc.subject ELECTROLYTE en
dc.subject BEHAVIOR en
dc.subject SYSTEM en
dc.title The application of polypyrrole trilayer actuators in microfluidics and robotics en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1117/12.776060 en
pubs.begin-page E9271 en
pubs.volume 6927 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING en
pubs.end-page E9271 en
pubs.finish-date 2008-03-13 en
pubs.start-date 2008-03-09 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 233868 en Engineering en Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering en Engineering Admin en Science en Chemistry en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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