“Artificial muscle”: Electromechanical actuators using polyaniline films

Polyaniline films are found to expand and contract by electrochemical oxidation and reduction, respectively

K. Kaneto; M. Kaneko; Y. Min; Alan G. MacDiarmid

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • Polyaniline films are found to expand and contract by electrochemical oxidation and reduction, respectively
  • Two polyaniline films are used as cathode and anode muscles
  • The “Backbone-type” actuator responded to the frequency of more than 44Hz
  • The “Shell-type” actuator can be operated in free space

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