Electroactivity: Theoretical Considerations.- Electroactivity: Theoretical Considerations for Contraction.- Bending in Electroactivity.- IPMCs and their Impact on Electroactivity.-Introduction to Ionic Liquids.- Ionic Liquids and EAPs.
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.
Complete introduction to electroactive materials including examples and recent developmentsIntroduces the new topic of electroactive ionic liquids and electroactivity in polymeric materialsDiscusses the theory and applications of numerous topics likeelectroactive bending, dielectric elastomers and electroactive contraction-expansion cycles