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Complete introduction to electroactive materials including examples and recent developments
Introduces the new topic of electroactive ionic liquids and electroactivity in polymeric materials
Discusses the theory and applications of numerous topics likeelectroactive bending, dielectric elastomers and electroactive contraction-expansion cycles
Electroactivity in Polymeric Materials provides an in-depth view of the theory of electroactivity and explores exactly how and why various electroactive phenomena occur. The book explains the theory behind electroactive bending (including ion-polymer-metal-composites –IPMCs), dielectric elastomers, electroactive contraction, and electroactive contraction-expansion cycles. The book also balances theory with applications – how electroactivity can be used – drawing inspiration from the manmade mechanical world and the natural world around us. This book captures:
A complete introduction to electroactive materials including examples and recent developments
The theory and applications of numerous topics like electroactive bending of dielectric elastomers and electroactive contraction and expansion
New topics, such as biomimetic applications and energy harvesting
This is a must-read within the electroactive community, particularly for professionals and graduate students who are interested in the fundamental understanding of the electroactive phenomena.