Electroactive Polymer Deformable Micromirrors (EAPDM) for biomedical optics

Cheng Huang, Bo Bai, Baojun Chu, Jim Ding, Qiming Zhang

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    Abstract

    Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are capable of converting energy in the form of electric charge and voltage to mechanical force and movement and vice versa. Several electroactive polymer actuator materials whose responses are controlled by external electric fields, e.g. poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) based fluoroterpolymers, have generated considerable interest for use in applications such as artificial muscles, sensors, parasitic energy capture, integrated bio-microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS) and microfluidic devices due to their high electric-field induced strain, high elastic modulus, high electromechanical coupling and high frequency operation, etc. Scaling the EAP down into microsystems is one of the promising trends of EAP actuators and sensors especially for biomedical engineering. The combination of micro-optics and integrated BioMEMS, referred to as bio-micro-optoelectromechanical systems (BioMOEMS), makes a new opportunity for innovation in the EAP field. We present an approach to the fabrication of low-cost, large-stroke deformable micromirrors based on high performance electroactive polymer film microactuator arrays. Integrated Optic-BioMEMS based on electroactive polymer deformable micromirror (EAPDM) technology provide potential applications in biomedical optics such as ophthalmology (retinal imaging and vision care) and cancer detection and treatment.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article numberO8.12
    Pages (from-to)207-214
    Number of pages8
    JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
    Volume820
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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    electroactive polymers
    Polymers
    Electroactive polymer actuators
    optics
    MEMS
    microelectromechanical systems
    Electric fields
    Ophthalmology
    Microoptics
    Microactuators
    Electric charge
    Integrated optics
    Biomedical engineering
    Electromechanical coupling
    Microsystems
    Sensors
    Polymer films
    Microfluidics
    Muscle
    actuators

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    In: Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 820, O8.12, 01.12.2004, p. 207-214.

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