Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators: Engineering and Technology by Gerald GerlachHydrogel Sensors and Actuators: Engineering and Technology by Gerald Gerlach

Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators: Engineering and Technology

byGerald GerlachEditorK.-F. Arndt

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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Hydrogels are a fascinating class of polymers which show an immense ability of swelling under the influence of temperature, pH value or concentrations of different species in aqueous solutions. The volume change can amount up to several hundred percent. This unique behaviour is already used in such applications like disposable diapers, contact lenses or drug-delivery systems.

The ability to perform mechanical work has been shifted the technical interest more and more towards sensors and actuators exploiting the thermo-chemo-mechano-electrical coupling within hydrogels. The accuracy requirements for such devices are much more demanding than for previous applications. Therefore, a deep knowledge of both the material and the functional properties of hydrogel sensors and actuators is needed. The monograph describes state of the art and recent developments for these materials in sensor and actuator technology.

Gerald Gerlach:1983, 1987 Diploma and doctoral degree in EE from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, respectivelyR&D engineer in measuring devices industrySince 1993 Professor for Microtechnology, since 1996 Professor for Solid State Electronics in EE department of TU Dresden2001/02 Visiting professor at UCLASince 2002 Member of t...
Title:Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators: Engineering and TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642260845

ISBN - 13:9783642260841

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Table of Contents

General Properties of Hydrogels.- Synthesis of Hydrogels.- Swelling-Related Processes in Hydrogels.- Modelling and Simulation of the Chemo-Electro-Mechanical Behaviour.- Hydrogels for Chemical Sensors.- Hydrogels for Biosensors.- Hydrogels for Actuators.- Polymer Hydrogels to Enable New Medical Therapies.