Chapter 18. Catheters for Thrombosis Sample Exfoliation in Blood Vessels Using Piezoelectric Polymer Fibers

  1. Federico Carpi2 and
  2. Elisabeth Smela3
  1. Yoshiro Tajitsu

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch18

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

How to Cite

Tajitsu, Y. (2009) Catheters for Thrombosis Sample Exfoliation in Blood Vessels Using Piezoelectric Polymer Fibers, in Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators (eds F. Carpi and E. Smela), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Smart Structures and Materials Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kansai University, Japan

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:

  • crystalline polymer;
  • ferroelectric polymers;
  • chiral polymer;
  • asymmetric carbon;
  • piezoelectric constant;
  • induced shear strain;
  • electrically controlled tweezers;
  • manipulation of electrically controlled PLLA fiber catheter;
  • exfoliation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Piezoelectricity of Polymer Film and Fiber

  • Simple Measurement Method for the Bending Motion of Piezoelectric Polymer Fiber

  • Piezoelectric Motion of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) Fiber

  • Elementary Demonstration of Prototype System for Catheters Using Piezoelectric Polymer Fiber

  • Summary

  • References