Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators

Colin F. Smith, Su Chul Yang, Timothy E. 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 (US)
Title of host publicationElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2011
EventElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2011Mar 10 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7976
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/7/113/10/11

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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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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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 [797625] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7976). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880692
Smith, Colin F. ; Yang, Su Chul ; Long, Timothy E. ; Priya, Shashank. / Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011. 2011. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Smith, CF, Yang, SC, Long, TE & Priya, S 2011, Multilayered polypyrrole-gold-polyvinylidene fluoride composite actuators. in Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011., 797625, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, San Diego, CA, United States, 3/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880692

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