Performance of a Micro Pump Driven by Conducting Polymer Soft Actuator Based on Polypyrrole
Micro pumps are essential components of micro-fluidic systems and bio-sensing systems. In particular, the micro pump used for -TAS transports fluids at a micro flow rate with high precision. This micro pump is also used to transport high-viscosity fluids because there are various types of drugs to be transported. We developed a micro pump driven by a conducting polymer soft actuator that opens and closes. Although the developed micro pump contains no valve, the micro pump can transport fluids in one direction without backflow. A newly developed micro pump driven by a conducting polymer soft actuator can transport fluids in one direction without backflow by the opening and closing of two soft actuators.
S. Suttiruengwong and W. Sricharussin
M. Fuchiwaki et al., "Performance of a Micro Pump Driven by Conducting Polymer Soft Actuator Based on Polypyrrole", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 93-94, pp. 615-618, 2010