Electroactive polymer materials

  title={Electroactive polymer materials},
  author={Yoseph Bar-Cohen and Kwang Jin Kim and Hyouk Ryeol Choi and John David Wyndham Madden},
  journal={Smart Materials and Structures},
Imitating nature's mechanisms offers enormous potential for the improvement of our lives and the tools we use. This field of the study and imitation of, and inspiration from, nature's methods, designs and processes is known as biomimetics. Artificial muscles, i.e. electroactive polymers (EAPs), are one of the emerging technologies enabling biomimetics. Polymers that can be stimulated to change shape or size have been known for many years. The activation mechanisms of such polymers include… 

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