Université de Neuchâtel

Microactuators based on ion implanted dielectric electroactive polymer (EAP) membranes

Dubois, Philippe ; Rosset, Samuel ; Koster, Sander ; Stauffer, Johann ; Mikhaïlov, Serguei ; Dadras, Massoud ; de Rooij, Nicolaas F. ; Shea, Herbert

In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 2006, vol. 130-131, p. 147-154

We report on the first successfully microfabricated and tested ion implanted dielectric electroactive polymer (DEAP) actuators. Dielectric EAP (DEAP) actuators combine exceptionally high energy–density with large amplitude displacements [S. Ashley, Artificial muscles, Sci. Am. 289 (2003) 52–59; R. Pelrine, R. Kornbluh, J. Joseph, R. Heydt, Q. Pei, S. Chiba, High field deformation of...