Special Issue "Hybrid Actuators Based on Low Dimensional Materials or Functional Polymers"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 4305
Interests: photodetectors; 3D devices; micro/nano sensors and actuators; 2D materials; self-rolled-up technology
Interests: sensors; graphene; actuator; 2D materials; nano devices
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Interests: responsive polymers; 2D materials; hybrid structures; nanofabrication
Interests: MEMS sensors and actuators; RF MEMS devices; graphene sensors; microsystem technologies
Interests: responsive hydrogels; intelligent systems; soft robotics; micro and nano systems; self-folding
Interests: wearable sensors; sensing material synthesis; MEMS; lithography
One of the most important driving forces for the development of high-performance actuators is the discovery/use of new types of functional materials. This trend has become especially obvious in recent years, with the utilization of low-dimensional nanomaterials, such as 2D-layered materials, 1D nanotubes, 0D quantum dots, ultrathin nanomembranes, as well as stimuli-responsive polymers, as the major components to fabricate actuators with unique properties. To further improve the performance and combine the unique characters of different functional materials, there is an emerging trend to integrate inorganic low-dimensional materials and functional polymers for the fabrication of novel hybrid actuators.
This Special Issue will collect cutting-edge research in hybrid actuators based on inorganic low dimensional materials or functional polymers. The topics will span from fundamental hybrid materials synthesis and characterization to hybrid actuator device fabrication, as well as their applications in biosensors, energy conversion, soft robotics, and biomimicry etc.
Dr. Tao Deng
Dr. He Tian
Dr. Weinan Xu
Prof. Dr. Mengwei Li
Dr. ChangKyu Yoon
Prof. Dr. Ming Liang Jin
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- hybrid actuators
- 2D/1D/0D materials
- piezoelectric materials
- responsive polymers
- soft robotics