Molecular engineering of polymer actuators for biomedical and industrial use

Mark Banister, Rebecca Eichorst, Amy Gurr, Georgette Schweitzer, Yordan Geronov, Pavalli Rao, Dominic V Mcgrath

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Abstract

Five key materials engineering components and how each component impacted the working performance of a polymer actuator material are investigated. In our research we investigated the change of actuation performance that occurred with each change we made to the material. We investigated polymer crosslink density, polymer chain length, polymer gelation, type and density of reactive units, as well as the addition of binders to the polymer matrix. All five play a significant role and need to be addressed at the molecular level to optimize a polymer gel for use as a practical actuator material for biomedical and industrial use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume8340
ISBN (Print)9780819489975
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventSPIE Electroactive Polymers Actuators and Devices Conference, EAPAD 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 12 2012Mar 15 2012

Other

OtherSPIE Electroactive Polymers Actuators and Devices Conference, EAPAD 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/12/123/15/12

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gelation
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actuation
Gels
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Keywords

  • Electro-Active Polymers (EAP)
  • Engineering polymer actuators
  • epoxy polymer actuators
  • epoxy smart polymers
  • polymer actuators
  • polymer molecular engineering.
  • smart polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Banister, M., Eichorst, R., Gurr, A., Schweitzer, G., Geronov, Y., Rao, P., & Mcgrath, D. V. (2012). Molecular engineering of polymer actuators for biomedical and industrial use. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8340). [917495] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.917495

Molecular engineering of polymer actuators for biomedical and industrial use. / Banister, Mark; Eichorst, Rebecca; Gurr, Amy; Schweitzer, Georgette; Geronov, Yordan; Rao, Pavalli; Mcgrath, Dominic V.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8340 SPIE, 2012. 917495.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Banister, M, Eichorst, R, Gurr, A, Schweitzer, G, Geronov, Y, Rao, P & Mcgrath, DV 2012, Molecular engineering of polymer actuators for biomedical and industrial use. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8340, 917495, SPIE, SPIE Electroactive Polymers Actuators and Devices Conference, EAPAD 2012, San Diego, CA, United States, 3/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.917495
Banister M, Eichorst R, Gurr A, Schweitzer G, Geronov Y, Rao P et al. Molecular engineering of polymer actuators for biomedical and industrial use. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8340. SPIE. 2012. 917495 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.917495
Banister, Mark ; Eichorst, Rebecca ; Gurr, Amy ; Schweitzer, Georgette ; Geronov, Yordan ; Rao, Pavalli ; Mcgrath, Dominic V. / Molecular engineering of polymer actuators for biomedical and industrial use. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8340 SPIE, 2012.
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