28 March 2011 Directions for development of the field of electroactive polymer (EAP)
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Abstract
In last few years, the rate of development and advances in the field of EAP has accelerated significantly and it is increasingly getting closer to the point of finding them used in commercial products. Substantial development has been reported in the understanding of their drive mechanisms and the parameters that control their electro-activation behavior. Further, efforts are being made to develop mass production techniques with greatly improved actuation capability and operation durability. The recent efforts to develop energy harvesting techniques, haptic interfacing (including refreshable braille displays), and toys are further increasing the likelihood of finding niches for these materials. In this paper, the author sought to examine the potential directions for the future development of the field of EAP in relation to the state-of-the-art.
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Yoseph Bar-Cohen, "Directions for development of the field of electroactive polymer (EAP)", Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 797604 (28 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880056; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880056
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