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Optimisation of a polypyrrole based actuator


Lewis, TW and Moulton, SE and Spinks, GM and Wallace, GG, Optimisation of a polypyrrole based actuator, Synthetic Metals, 85, (1-3) pp. 1419-1420. ISSN 0379-6779 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0379-6779(97)80301-3


A technique based on an inert substrate/Pt/CEP actuator has been devised to allow in-situ tensile testing for the optimisation of an electromechanical actuator. This system has shown that maximum actuation of a PPy based actuator occurs for relatively thin film (30min growth time) of PPV/NO3 in a solution of KNO3 when scanned at scan rate of 10mV/s from −1.0 to 0V (vs. Ag/AgCl).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:polypyrrole and derivatives, actuator devices
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Research Field:Inorganic materials (incl. nanomaterials)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Lewis, TW (Associate Professor Trevor Lewis)
ID Code:130686
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:45
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-02-07
Last Modified:2019-02-20

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