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Title: Improved microfabrication process for polymeric thermal actuator
Authors: Hui, Benjamin Wen Fai.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Manufacturing
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: A polymeric thermal actuator generates motion by thermal expansion upon resistive heating. It typically consists of a metal heater deposited on a polymeric expander layer. Embedding heat conductor, like silicon, to the polymer actuator can improve thermal response time and provide structural reinforcement. However, micro-fabrication of such polymeric composite actuator is challenging. In this thesis, we report micro-fabrication of a polymeric composite thermal actuator, with embedded silicon skeleton. We also present improved micro-fabrication methods in producing the polymeric composite thermal actuator.
Description: 50 p.
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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