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  • Main Title Thin film conductive polymer for microactuator and micromuscle applications


  • Author: Lee, A.P.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hong, K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Trevino, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Northrup, M.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: California
    Additional Info: Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)


  • Creation: 1994-04-14


  • English


  • Content Description: Conductive polymer/polyimide bimorphic microcantilevers have been actuated vertically (out-of-plane) upon the volumetric changes induced by electrochemical doping of the polymer. The microcantilevers that are 200-500 {mu}m in length and 50-100 {mu}m in width can be fully extended from a circularly-curled geometry, and thus generate more than 100 {mu}m displacement. Dynamically the microcantilevers have been driven as fast as 1.2 Hz and the polymer was stable for over a week stored in air and light. Residual stresses in the polymer film is estimated to be as high as 254 MPa, and actuation stresses are as high as 50 MPa.
  • Physical Description: 12 p.


  • Keyword: Pyrroles
  • Keyword: Actuators
  • Keyword: Muscles
  • STI Subject Categories: 55 Biology And Medicine, Basic Studies
  • Keyword: Electric Conductivity
  • Keyword: Doped Materials
  • Keyword: Organic Polymers
  • Keyword: Energy Conversion
  • Keyword: Residual Stresses
  • Keyword: Imides
  • STI Subject Categories: 42 Engineering Not Included In Other Categories


  • Conference: American Society of Mechanical Engineers` winter annual meeting, Chicago, IL (United States), 6-11 Nov 1994


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE95011744
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--117143
  • Report No.: CONF-941142--33
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 69430
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709326


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE95011744