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Polymeric blends for sensor and actuation dual functionality.

U.S. patent: 6,689,288

Issued: February 10, 2004

Inventor: Terry L. St. Clair, Joycelyn S. Harrison, Ji Su and Zoubeida Ounaies

Assigned: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Key Statement: Electroactive polymeric blend materials which offer both sensing and actuation dual functionality. The materials are blends of a sensing component selected from the group consisting of ferroelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric and photoelectric polymers and an actuating component that responds to an electric field in terms of dimensional change.
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Author:Samples, Bob
Publication:Rubber World
Date:Oct 1, 2004
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