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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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.
|Subjects:||Material Science > Soft materials|
|Deposited On:||26 Oct 2010 08:28|
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