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Actuators 2014, 3(4), 285-292; doi:10.3390/act3040285

Development of a Paper Actuator with PEDOT:PSS Thin-Films as An Electrode

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Nanosystem Research Institute (NRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Central 5-2, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba 305-8565, Japan
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Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan
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Received: 7 August 2014 / Revised: 28 November 2014 / Accepted: 1 December 2014 / Published: 9 December 2014
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Abstract

A paper actuator was fabricated from poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) doped with poly(4-styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) by a wet process without organic solvents. The paper actuator had a capacitor structure, with a cationic polymer as an insulating layer sandwiched between two PEDOT:PSS films as the electrodes. The thickness of the paper actuator was approximately 36 mm. We measured its displacement as a function of applied voltage and frequency; the maximum displacement was 2.2 mm at 1.5 V and 1 Hz. View Full-Text
Keywords: soft actuator; PEDOT:PSS; electroactive polymers; bending motion soft actuator; PEDOT:PSS; electroactive polymers; bending motion
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Hara, Y.; Yamaguchi, Y. Development of a Paper Actuator with PEDOT:PSS Thin-Films as An Electrode. Actuators 2014, 3, 285-292.

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