These readings serve primarily as starting points to review papers.

Artificial Muscle

Bay, L., K. West, P. Sommer-Larsen, S. Skaarup, and M. Benslimane. "A Conducting Polymer Artificial Muscle with 12% Linear Strain." Advanced Materials 15, no. 4 (2003): 310-313.

Schreyer, H. B., N. Gebhart, K. J. Kim, and M. Shahinpoor. "Electrical Activation of Artificial Muscles Containing Polyacrylonitrile Gel Fibers." Biomacromolecules 1, no. 4 (Winter 2003): 642-7.

Madden, J. D., R. A. Cush, T. S. Kanigan, and I. W. Hunter. "Fast Contracting Polypyrrole Actuators." Synthetic Metals 113, no. 1 (June 15, 2000): 185-192(8).

Naciri, Jawad, Amritha Srinivasan, Hong Jeon, Nikolay Nikolov, Patrick Keller, and Banahalli R. Ratna "Nematic Elastomer Fiber Actuator." Macromolecules 36, no. 22 (2003): 8499-8505.

Thomsen, Donald L., III, Patrick Keller, Jawad Naciri, Roger Pink, Hong Jeon, Devanand Shenoy, and Banahalli R. Ratna. "Liquid Crystal Elastomers with Mechanical Properties of a Muscle." Macromolecules 34, no. 17 (2001): 5868-5875.

Koerner, H., G. Price, N. A. Pearce, M. Alexander, and R. A. Vaia. "Remotely Actuated Polymer Nanocomposites-stress-recovery of Carbon-nanotube-filled Thermoplastic Elastomers." Nat Mater 3, no. 2 (February 2004): 115-20. (Epub January 25, 2004.)

Phillips, Alan K., and Robert B. Moore. "Ionic Actuators Based on Novel Sulfonated Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer Membranes." Polymer 46, no. 18 (August 2005): 7788-7802.

Battery Power

Kim, J. R., S. W. Choi, S. M. Jo, W. S. Lee, and B. C. Kim. "Characterization and Properties of P(VdF-HFP)-Based Fibrous Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Prepared by Electrospinning." Journal of The Electrochemical Society 152, no. 2 (2005): A295-A300.

Morita, Masayuki, Atsushi Tanaka, Nobuko Yoshimoto, and Masashi Ishikawa. "Polymeric Gel Electrolytes Using a Network Matrix with Carbonyl Groups for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries." Solid State Ionics 152-153 (2002): 161-167.

Kurian, Mary, Mary E. Galvin, Patrick E. Trapa, Donald R. Sadoway, and Anne M. Mayes. "Single-ion Conducting Polymer-silicate Nanocomposite Electrolytes for Lithium Battery Applications." Electrochimica Acta 50 (2005): 2125-2134.

Wu, Chun-Guey, Ming-I Lu, and Huey-Jan Chuang. "PVdF-HFP/P123 Hybrid with Mesopores: a New Matrix for High-conducting, Low-leakage Porous Polymer Electrolyte." Polymer 46 (2005): 5929-5938.

Croce, F., G. B. Appetecchi, L. Persi, and B. Scrosati. "Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries." Nature 394, (July 30, 1998): 456-458.

Kezuka, Koichiro, Tsuyonobu Hatazawa, and Kaoru Nakajima. "The Status of Sony Li-ion Polymer Battery." Journal of Power Sources 97-98 (2001): 755-757.

Drug Delivery

Thibault, R. J., Jr., T. H. Galow, E. J. Turnberg, M. Gray, P. J. Hotchkiss, and V. M. Rotello. "Specific Interactions of Complementary Mono - and Multivalent Guests with Recognition-induced Polymersomes." J Am Chem Soc 124, no. 51 (December 25, 2002): 15249-54.

Yasugi, Kenji, Teruo Nakamura, Yukio Nagasaki, Masao Kato, and Kazunori Kataoka. "Sugar-Installed Polymer Micelles: Synthesis and Micellization of Poly(ethylene glycol)-Poly(D,L-lactide) Block Copolymers Having Sugar Groups at the PEG Chain End." Macromolecules 32 (1999): 8024-8032.

Angelatos, Alexandra S., Benno Radt, and Frank Caruso. "Light-Responsive Polyelectrolyte/Gold Nanoparticle Microcapsules." J Phys Chem B 109, no. 7 (2005): 3071-3076.

Antipov, Alexei A., Gleb B. Sukhorukov, Edwin Donath, and Helmuth Möhwald. "Sustained Release Properties of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Capsules." J Phys Chem B 105, no. 12 (2001): 2281-2284.

Li, Ya-Ping, Yuan-Ying Pei, Xian-Ying Zhang, Zhou-Hui Gu, Zhao-Hui Zhou, Wei-Fang Yuan, Jian-Jun Zhou, Jian-Hua Zhu, and Xiu-Jian Gao. "PEGylated PLGA Nanoparticles as Protein Carriers: Synthesis, Preparation and Biodistribution in Rats." Journal of Controlled Release 71 (2001): 203-211.

Kallinteri, Paraskevi, Sean Higgins, Gillian A. Hutcheon, Christopher B. St. Pourçain, and Martin C. Garnett. "Novel Functionalized Biodegradable Polymers for Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems." Biomacromolecules 6, no. 4 (2005): 1885-1894.

Kojima, Chie, Kenji Kono, Kazuo Maruyama, and Toru Takagishi. "Synthesis of Polyamidoamine Dendrimers Having Poly(ethylene glycol) Grafts and Their Ability To Encapsulate Anticancer Drugs." Bioconjugate Chem 11, no. 6 (2000): 910-917.