A synthetic chemical strategy aimed at altering the cross-linking density of the electropolymerized conjugated polymer polypyrrole has been devised and implemented. The actuation performance of the synthesized material was assessed using a new type of apparatus capable of making rapid, non-contact dynamic measurements. The affect of cross-linking on the actuation performance of polypyrroles, was investigated.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2011: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XIII - Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, United States|
Duration: 6 Mar 2011 → 10 Mar 2011
|Conference||SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2011: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XIII|
|Period||6/03/11 → 10/03/11|
- Polypyrrole, cross-linking, copolymers, actuation, strain, actuator