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State-of-the-Art Developments in the Field of Electroactive Polymers

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2011


Aleksandra Vinogradov
Affiliation:
vinograd@me.montana.edu, Montana State University, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 220 Roberts Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 59717, United States, (406)994-6284, (406) 994-6292
Ji Su
Affiliation:
vinograd@me.montana.edu, Montana State University, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, United States
Christopher Jenkins
Affiliation:
vinograd@me.montana.edu, Montana State University, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 220 Roberts Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 59717, United States, (406)994-6284, (406) 994-6292
Yoseph Bar-Cohen
Affiliation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
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Abstract

The paper presents a review in the field of electroactive polymers. It outlines the main classes of electroactive polymers, their properties and applications. Current efforts to synthesize electroactive polymers with novel or improved characteristics along with the challenges, opportunities and future research directions are discussed.


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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2006

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