Overview of Electroactive Polymers

Types and Their Applications

Authored by: Gabriela de Alvarenga , Larissa Bach-Toledo , Vanessa Klobukoski , Andrei Deller , Jean Gustavo de A. Ruthes , Rafael J. Silva , Jessica I.S. de Paula , Marcio Vidotti , Bruna M. Hryniewicz

Electroactive Polymeric Materials

Print publication date:  April  2022
Online publication date:  April  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032002804
eBook ISBN: 9781003173502
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Electroactive polymers (EAPs) have the best of both worlds, the processability and ease of synthesis of polymeric materials and they respond to an electrical stimulus. These materials have proved to be useful in many fields, such as traditional energy storage applications, sensors, and the biomedical field, with drug delivery, artificial muscles, and tissue engineering applications. In this chapter, several classes of EAPs will briefly be presented. In addition, some of their key properties will be discussed, and how these properties lead to so many applications.

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