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Title: Spring-loaded polymeric gel actuators

Abstract

Spring-loaded electrically controllable polymeric gel actuators are disclosed. The polymeric gels can be polyvinyl alcohol, polyacrylic acid, or polyacrylamide, and are contained in an electrolytic solvent bath such as water plus acetone. The action of the gel is mechanically biased, allowing the expansive and contractile forces to be optimized for specific applications. 5 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
27710
Patent Number(s):
5,389,222
Application Number:
PAN: 8-124,412
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Feb 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; GELS; CONTRACTION; EXPANSION; PROCESS CONTROL; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; PVA; POLYAMIDES; POLYACRYLATES; USES

Citation Formats

Shahinpoor, M. Spring-loaded polymeric gel actuators. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Shahinpoor, M. Spring-loaded polymeric gel actuators. United States.
Shahinpoor, M. Tue . "Spring-loaded polymeric gel actuators". United States.
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