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Carbon nanotubes have the potential to become one of the actuating materials of the future. Since the discovery of the actuating effect a lot of experimental data was collected to describe the electro-mechanical coupling. With this paper a model for the system behavior is available to enhance the...
The ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) is one type of electro-active material with the characteristics of low electric driving potential, large deformation, and aquatic manipulation. It is highly attractive to biomedical applications as an actuator or a sensor. The main purpose of this study is...
The characterization of the ferroelectric properties of piezoelectric ceramic fibers is paramount for optimizing their manufacturing processes, for quality control purposes, and for modeling the response of components and structures. Until now, fibers were generally characterized by measuring the...