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Electrothermal Polymer Nanocomposite Actuators

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Through the addition of a conductive nanofiller and the selection of an appropriate actuator geometry, high-strain reversible actuation can be induced electrothermally in polymer nanocomposite films by exploiting either of two common thermomechanical processes, namely thermal expansion (T<Tg) or mechanical softening (T>Tg).

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