© 2000

Polymer Sensors and Actuators

  • Yoshihito Osada
  • Danilo E. De Rossi

Part of the Macromolecular Systems — Materials Approach book series (MACROSYSTEMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Yoshiro Sakai
    Pages 1-13
  3. F. Baldini, S. Bracci
    Pages 91-107
  4. Richard A. Bailey, Krishna C. Persaud
    Pages 149-181
  5. Seiji Shinkai, Masayuki Takeuchi, Atsushi Ikeda
    Pages 183-206
  6. A. Mazzoldi, A. Della Santa, D. De Rossi
    Pages 207-244
  7. J. P. Gong, Y. Osada
    Pages 273-294
  8. Toribio Fernández Otero
    Pages 295-323
  9. Julian F. V. Vincent
    Pages 371-383
  10. M. Zrínyi, D. Szabó, L. Barsi
    Pages 385-408
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 409-420

About this book


Sensors and Actuators using polymeric systems is one of the most promising fields of "Intelligent Polymers", which is becoming more and more important associating with artificial sensing and actuating systems in living organisms. Some practical applications have now started to test in industry. The book covers optical, gas, taste, and other sensing systems using various kinds of polymers. Soft and wet actuating systems using polymer gels and networks are another field which caused excitation in the last year. The contributors are all pioneers in the field, and were selected from world-wide level. They provide the necessary background information and science to develop a basic understanding of the field, its supporting technologies and current applications. Besides, the overviews will provide a sense of how these supporting technologies can be combined to meet the requirements of advanced systems. Finally, the readers will learn about potential future developments.


Biomedizinische Technik Polymere Polymers Sensoren biomedical engineering crystal liquid material science modeling polymer sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshihito Osada
    • 1
  • Danilo E. De Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of ScienceHokkaido University060 SapporoJapan
  2. 2.Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca “E. Piaggio”, Facolta di IngegneriaUniversita degli Studi di PisaPisaItalia

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