1 November 2007 Electro-active paper for biomimetic actuator activated in low humidity condition
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Proceedings Volume 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering; 64230K (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.779239
Event: International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 2007, Harbin, China
Abstract
Electro-Active Paper(EAPap) actuator materials based on cellulose has been discovered as a smart material that has merits in terms of low voltage operation, lightweight, dryness, low power consumption, bio-degradability, abundance and low price. Since EAPap material requires low power consumption, a remotely driven actuator has been proposed by using microwave power transmission. This concept is attractive for many biomimetic systems such as crawling micro-insect robots, flying objects like dragon fly, and smart wall papers. However, the actuation performance of EAPap is sensitive to humidity. Thus, in this paper, a new EAPap that is less sensitive to humidity is studied. The fabrication of EAPap is explained and the actuations are shown with actuating voltage, frequency, humidity level and time. The fabrication process includes dissolving cellulose fibers, eliminating solvent and Li ions with DI (deionized) water and IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) mixture, washing with water, drying and gold coating. Morphology of the fabricated EAPap is analyzed by taking scanning electron microscope images and X-ray diffractogram. The actuator performance is tested in terms of bending displacement with frequency and humidity level.
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Sung-Ryul Yun, Sung-Ryul Yun, Gyu Young Yun, Gyu Young Yun, Nayak Jyoti, Nayak Jyoti, Yi Chen, Yi Chen, Heung Soo Kim, Heung Soo Kim, Li Jie Zhao, Li Jie Zhao, Jaehwan Kim, Jaehwan Kim, "Electro-active paper for biomimetic actuator activated in low humidity condition", Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64230K (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.779239; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.779239
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