28 May 1999 Muscles and artificial muscles: electrochemically stimulated conformational relaxation model
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Abstract
By electrochemical stimulation of conformational changes along a chain of a conjugated polymer a molecular muscle is obtained. The electrochemically stimulated conformational relaxation model allows a good theoretical description of the electrochemical chronoamperograms, voltammograms or chronocoulograms performed under influence of different chemical or physical variables. Electrochemical and structural magnitudes were integrated in the same model. Through a geometrical model three dimensional processes (change of volume) occurring in polymeric films were transformed in one dimensional change, describing bilayer effects, angles described by a bilayer muscle and angular movements as a function of the current flowing by the device. Being the current a function of both, electrochemical and structural magnitudes, angular movements can be described as a function of then.
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Toribio Fernandez Otero, Hans Grande, Igor Cantero, Ane Sarasola, "Muscles and artificial muscles: electrochemically stimulated conformational relaxation model", Proc. SPIE 3669, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349706; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.349706
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