The authors thank the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research Grant DMR 0507294 (R.B.K.), the Australian Research Council (ARC) for their Centres of Excellence program, QEII Fellowship (P.C.I.), ICMR Grant (C.O.B.), MCTP Fellowship (B.S.) and Federation Fellowship (G.G.W.).
Monolithic Actuators from Flash-Welded Polyaniline Nanofibers†
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2007
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 155–158, January, 2008
How to Cite
Baker, C. O., Shedd, B., Innis, P. C., Whitten, P. G., Spinks, G. M., Wallace, G. G. and Kaner, R. B. (2008), Monolithic Actuators from Flash-Welded Polyaniline Nanofibers. Adv. Mater., 20: 155–158. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602864
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Received: 14 DEC 2006
- National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research. Grant Number: DMR 0507294
- Australian Research Council (ARC)
- Conducting polymers;
He'll weld with a mighty hand. Flash-welded polyaniline nanofiber actuators demonstrate unprecedented reversible, rapid actuation upon doping. An intense flash of light creates an asymmetric structure (see figure) with a thin dense layer on top of a thick porous nanofibrillar layer. On exposure to camphor sulfonic acid the asymmetric film curls more than 720°.