By Kinji Asaka, Hidenori Okuzaki
The topic of this booklet is the present accomplished study and improvement of sentimental actuators, and encompasses interdisciplinary stories of fabrics technological know-how, mechanics, electronics, robotics and bioscience. as an instance, the booklet comprises present examine on actuators in keeping with biomaterials to supply destiny views for man made muscle expertise. Readers can receive distinctive, valuable information regarding fabrics, tools of synthesis, fabrication and measurements. the themes coated right here not just advertise additional study and improvement of sentimental actuators but additionally prepared the ground to their usage and industrialization. One remarkable characteristic of the booklet is that it comprises many colour figures, diagrams and images truly describing the mechanism, gear and movement of soppy actuators. The bankruptcy on modeling is conducive to extra vast layout paintings in fabrics and units and is mainly valuable within the improvement of useful functions. Readers can collect the most recent know-how and knowledge concerning the uncomplicated technology and sensible functions of versatile, light-weight and noiseless smooth actuators, that are relatively not like traditional mechanical engines and electrical automobiles. the recent principles provided during this quantity will supply notion and encouragement to researchers and builders as they discover new fields of purposes for smooth actuators.
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It was also found that thermo-sensitive polymer grafted with carbon nanomaterial such as nanotube, fullerene, and carbon coil can control micro scale self-organization by external stimulus. 3 Electromagnetic Heating 41 Acknowledgement The author appreciates the help received from Dr. Norio Tsubokawa (Niigata university), Dr. Kenji Kawabe, Dr. Yukio Hishikawa, and Dr. Seiji Motojima (CMC Technology Development Co. ). References 1. Fujishige S et al (1989) Phase transition of aqueous solutions of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(N-isopropylmethacrylamide).
Furthermore, we have successfully measured for the first time shrinking process of a single nanofiber by means of a temperature-modulated AFM technique where solutioncell is heated from 25 to 40 C when scanning starts. It is seen from Fig. 7c that a nanofiber becomes finer as the scan proceeds (from top to bottom), which reveals deswelling of the nanofiber where formation of bumps around the edges during the deswelling is probably due to the slow heat conduction from the surface to the core of the nanofiber.
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Soft Actuators: Materials, Modeling, Applications, and Future Perspectives by Kinji Asaka, Hidenori Okuzaki