Date of Submission

Spring 2015

Academic Programs and Concentrations


Project Advisor 1

Christopher LaFratta

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Abstract: The goal of this research is to create a miniature conductive trilaminar gel-based actuator that exhibits bi-axial stretching. The actuator is based on a photopolymerized ionic polyacrylamide. The dependence of the device on salt concentration, voltage, size, areal expansion, and polymerization methods was studied. It was found that actuation of these trilaminar devices can be achieved on a much smaller scale (nearly 10 times smaller) than those developed by previous researchers.

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