Special Issue "Advances in Actuators"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sang-Gook Kim
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Room 1-310, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Website: http://mit.edu/micronanosystems/www/
E-Mail: sangkim@mit.edu
Phone: +1 617 452 2472
Fax: +1 617 258 8742
Interests: nanomanufacturing; carbon nanotube growth and assembly; PZT MEMS; energy harvesting; non-lithographic MEMS

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Actuator is an essential component of electromechanical systems which converts electrical energy into mechanical work. The growing demand for actuators at multi-scales (macro, meso, micro and nano) and in emerging areas such as biomedical applications and micro-autonomous systems requires more robust, efficient and scalable actuator technologies. This special issue of Sensors entitled, “Advances in Actuators,” aims to report recent emerging actuator technologies in response to these demands such as muscle-inspired actuators, design and manufacturing of thin film piezoelectric and shape memory actuators and electro-active polymer actuators. We invite researchers and scientists to submit their latest results and developments for the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Artificial muscle actuators
  • In-plane linear micro actuators
  • Large strain micro actuators
  • Design and fabrication of nano actuators
  • Multi-scale assembly of micro/nano/meso actuators
  • Piezoelectric actuators
  • Conducting polymer and dielectric elastomer actuators
  • Shape memory actuators
  • Low-power actuators
  • Novel control technology for emerging actuators (see keywords below)

Prof. Dr. Sang-Gook Kim
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • artificial muscle actuators
  • in-plane linear micro actuators
  • large strain micro actuators
  • design and fabrication of nano actuators
  • multi-scale assembly of micro/nano/meso actuators
  • piezoelectric actuators
  • conducting polymer and dielectric elastomer actuators
  • shape memory actuators
  • low-power actuators
  • novel control technology for emerging actuators

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p. 4040-4052
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Sensors 2010, 10(4), 4040-4052; doi:10.3390/s100404040
Received: 25 February 2010; in revised form: 19 March 2010 / Accepted: 9 April 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010
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p. 3681-3702
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Sensors 2010, 10(4), 3681-3702; doi:10.3390/s100403681
Received: 6 January 2010; in revised form: 16 March 2010 / Accepted: 31 March 2010 / Published: 13 April 2010
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p. 2946-2956
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Sensors 2010, 10(4), 2946-2956; doi:10.3390/s100402946
Received: 1 January 2010; in revised form: 23 February 2010 / Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 29 March 2010
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p. 2638-2674
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Sensors 2010, 10(4), 2638-2674; doi:10.3390/s100402638
Received: 22 January 2010; in revised form: 17 February 2010 / Accepted: 2 March 2010 / Published: 25 March 2010
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p. 1935-1954
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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 1935-1954; doi:10.3390/s100301935
Received: 6 January 2010; in revised form: 3 February 2010 / Accepted: 12 February 2010 / Published: 10 March 2010
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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 1810-1822; doi:10.3390/s100301810
Received: 15 January 2010; in revised form: 10 February 2010 / Accepted: 16 February 2010 / Published: 5 March 2010
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p. 1473-1485
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Sensors 2010, 10(3), 1473-1485; doi:10.3390/s100301473
Received: 25 December 2009; in revised form: 27 January 2010 / Accepted: 20 February 2010 / Published: 26 February 2010
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p. 994-1011
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Sensors 2010, 10(1), 994-1011; doi:10.3390/s100100994
Received: 1 December 2009; in revised form: 15 December 2009 / Accepted: 11 January 2010 / Published: 26 January 2010
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p. 719-733
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Sensors 2010, 10(1), 719-733; doi:10.3390/s100100719
Received: 7 December 2009; in revised form: 4 January 2010 / Accepted: 18 January 2010 / Published: 20 January 2010
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p. 112-127
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Sensors 2010, 10(1), 112-127; doi:10.3390/s100100112
Received: 18 November 2009; in revised form: 15 December 2009 / Accepted: 16 December 2009 / Published: 28 December 2009
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