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Electromagnetic synergetic actuators based on polypyrrole/Fe3O4 hybrid nanotube arrays

Liu, Mingjie and Liu, Xueli and Wang, Jingxia and Wei, Zhixiang and Jiang, Lei (2010) Electromagnetic synergetic actuators based on polypyrrole/Fe3O4 hybrid nanotube arrays. Nano Research, 3 (9). pp. 670-675.

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Abstract

Conducting polymer actuators that can undergo complex and coordinated motions are generally obtained by using complex microfabrication methods to pattern several conducting polymer components. Herein, we describe a facile approach for fabricating electromagnetic synergetic actuators based on polypyrrole/Fe3O4 hybrid nanotube arrays. The actuator can perform biomimetic movements like arm-hand coordination. In this case, a magnetic field is used for primary actuation like an arm, i.e., large-scale angular movement, and an electric potential is used for secondary adjustment like a hand, i.e., small-scale angular movement.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
ID Code:9608
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:25 Sep 2010 07:48
Last Modified:25 Sep 2010 07:48

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