Chapter 12. Microfabricated Conjugated Polymer Actuators for Microvalves, Cell Biology, and Microrobotics

  1. Federico Carpi1 and
  2. Elisabeth Smela2
  1. Elisabeth Smela

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch12

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

How to Cite

Smela, E. (2009) Microfabricated Conjugated Polymer Actuators for Microvalves, Cell Biology, and Microrobotics, in Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators (eds F. Carpi and E. Smela), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Interdepartmental Research Centre “E. Piaggio”, School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

  2. 2

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470773055

Online ISBN: 9780470744697

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Keywords:

  • microfabricated conjugated polymer actuators for microvalves, cell biology, and microrobotics;
  • actuator background;
  • single hinge bilayer devices - flaps and lids;
  • bilayer actuators;
  • drug delivery;
  • multi-bilayer devices - positioning tools;
  • swelling film devices - valves;
  • out-of-plane actuation strain;
  • integrated systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Actuator Background

  • Microfabrication

  • Single Hinge Bilayer Devices: Flaps and Lids

  • Multi-Bilayer Devices: Positioning Tools

  • Swelling Film Devices: Valves

  • Lifetime

  • Integrated Systems

  • Conclusions

  • References