Electroactivity in Polymeric Materials

  • Lenore Rasmussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yousef Bahramzadeh, Mohsen Shahinpoor
    Pages 57-65
  3. Roy D. Kornbluh, Ron Pelrine, Harsha Prahlad, Annjoe Wong-Foy, Brian McCoy, Susan Kim et al.
    Pages 67-93
  4. Todd Gisby, Ben O’Brien, Iain A. Anderson
    Pages 131-141
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 143-161

About this book


Electroactivity in Polymeric Materials provides an in-depth view of the theory of electroactivity and explores exactly how and why various electroactive phenomena occur. The book explains the theory behind electroactive bending (including ion-polymer-metal-composites –IPMCs), dielectric elastomers, electroactive contraction, and electroactive contraction-expansion cycles.  The book also balances theory with applications – how electroactivity can be used – drawing inspiration from the manmade mechanical world and the natural world around us.  This book captures:

  • A complete introduction to electroactive materials including examples and recent developments
  • The theory and applications of numerous topics like electroactive bending of dielectric elastomers and electroactive contraction and expansion
  • New topics, such as biomimetic applications and energy harvesting

This is a must-read within the electroactive community, particularly for professionals and graduate students who are interested in the fundamental understanding of the electroactive phenomena.


Dielectric elastomers EAPs Elastomers Electroactive contraction Electroactive materials Electroactive phenomena Ion-polymer-metal composites Ionic liquids Polymeric materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Lenore Rasmussen
    • 1
  1. 1.James Forrestal CampusRas Labs, LLC.PrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0877-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0878-9
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