1st Edition

Artificial Muscles
Applications of Advanced Polymeric Nanocomposites

ISBN 9780367389444
Published September 23, 2019 by CRC Press
480 Pages

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Book Description

Smart materials are the way of the future in a variety of fields, from biomedical engineering and chemistry to nanoscience, nanotechnology, and robotics. Featuring an interdisciplinary approach to smart materials and structures, Artificial Muscles: Applications of Advanced Polymeric Nanocomposites thoroughly reviews the existing knowledge of ionic polymeric conductor nanocomposites (IPCNCs), including ionic polymeric metal nanocomposites (IPMNCs) as biomimetic distributed nanosensors, nanoactuators, nanotransducers, nanorobots, artificial muscles, and electrically controllable intelligent polymeric network structures.

Authored by one of the founding fathers of the field, the book introduces fabrication and manufacturing methods of several electrically and chemically active ionic polymeric sensors, actuators, and artificial muscles, as well as a new class of electrically active polymeric nanocomposites and artificial muscles. It also describes a few apparatuses for modeling and testing various artificial muscles to show the viability of chemoactive and electroactive muscles. The authors present the theories, modeling, and numerical simulations of ionic polymeric artificial muscles’ electrodynamics and chemodynamics. In addition, they feature current industrial and medical applications of IPMNCs.

By covering the fabrication techniques of and novel developments in advanced polymeric nanocomposites, this book provides a solid foundation in the subject while stimulating further research.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ionic Polymers, Ionic Gels, and Artificial Muscles. Ionic Polymer–Metal Nanocomposites (IPMNCs): Fundamentals. Ionic Polymer–Metal Nanocomposites: Manufacturing Techniques. Ionic Polyacrylonitrile Chemoelectromechanical Artificial Muscles/Nanomuscles. PAMPS Gel Artificial Muscles. Modeling and Simulation of IPMNCs as Distributed Biomimetic Nanosensors, Nanoactuators, Nanotransducers, and Artificial Muscles. Sensing, Transduction, Feedback Control, and Robotic Applications of Polymeric Artificial Muscles. Conductive or Conjugated Polymers as Artificial Muscles. Engineering, Industrial, and Medical Applications of Ionic Polymer–Metal Nanocomposites. Epilogue and Conclusions. Appendices. Index.

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