23 July 1993 Conjugated polymers as smart materials: bending bipolymer strips
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Abstract
Conjugated polymers are currently of extensive interest because they can be doped to become electronically conductive. Actually, they can be repeatedly driven between the conductive and insulating states by electrochemical redox in an electrolyte solution or by chemical redox in a solution or in a gaseous atmosphere. Small volume changes, up to 10%, occur during the transitions. We use the bending bipolymer strips, with a conjugated polymer layer and an inert polymer substrate layer, to sense the volume changes in the responsive conjugated polymer layer.
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Qibing Pei, Olle Inganaes, "Conjugated polymers as smart materials: bending bipolymer strips", Proc. SPIE 1916, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148490; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148490
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Polymers

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Acquisition tracking and pointing

Gold

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