History and Progress of Electroactive Polymers

Authored by: Aniruddha Jaiswal , Kashish Gupta

Electroactive Polymeric Materials

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

Print ISBN: 9781032002804
eBook ISBN: 9781003173502
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In the modern technological world, polymers are replacing conventional materials that are made from metals and alloys in various areas, such as electronics, automobiles, and biomedical industries due to their light weight, easy manufacturing processes, less expensive, pliable, tolerant to fractures, and configurable into desirable shapes. Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are those that transform an electrical field into mechanical energy and have attracted interest in science and technology recently (Nassab et al., 2017; Jou et al., 2017; Zeng et al., 2017). EAPs are polymers that show changes in shape, or dimensions, or both when under the influence of an electric field; therefore, they are responsive to electrical stimulation. EAPs have advantages over conventional materials for automation, programmed control, and remote control.

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