Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale

Characterization, Control, and Applications

  • Micky Rakotondrabe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Micky Rakotondrabe, Mohammad Al Janaideh, Alex Bienaimé, Qingsong Xu
    Pages 1-14
  3. Beatriz Cristina López-Walle, Edgar Reyes-Melo
    Pages 15-39
  4. Tomas Tuma, Abu Sebastian, John Lygeros, Angeliki Pantazi
    Pages 89-120
  5. Sofiane Khadraoui, Micky Rakotondrabe, Philippe Lutz
    Pages 121-147
  6. Micky Rakotondrabe, Juan-Antonio Escareno, Didace Habineza, Sergio Lescano
    Pages 149-169
  7. Gilgueng Hwang, Hideki Hashimoto
    Pages 229-249
  8. Jun Liu, Clement Leung, Zhe Lu, Yu Sun
    Pages 251-264
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 265-271

About this book


Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale: Characterization, Control, and Applications gives a state of the art of emerging techniques to the characterization and control of actuators based on smart materials working at the micro/nano scale. The book aims to characterize some commonly used structures based on piezoelectric and electroactive polymeric actuators and also focuses on various and emerging techniques employed to control them. This book also includes two of the most emerging topics and applications: nanorobotics and cells micro/nano-manipulation.

This book:

Provides both theoretical and experimental results

Contains complete information from characterization, modeling, identification, control to final applications for researchers and engineers that would like to model, characterize, control and apply their own micro/nano-systems

Discusses applications such as microrobotics and their control, design and fabrication of microsystems, microassembly and its automation, nanorobotics and their characterization

Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale: Characterization, Control, and Applications is ideal for industry professionals, researchers, and undergraduate, Master’s or Ph.D. students interested in the characterization and control of actuators at the micro/nano scale.


Advanced Control of Microactuators Control Techniques for the Micro/Nano scale Hysteresis, Creep and Vibration Microrobotics Nanorobotics Piezoelectric Actuators Piezoelectric, Polymeric Microactuators Robust and Optimal Control of Microactuators Smart Materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Micky Rakotondrabe
    • 1
  1. Besancon, Automatic &University of Franche-ComtéBesanconFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6683-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6684-0
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