Thesis Jury. In this thesis, two actuation systems based on two different conductive polymers were designed, prepared and characterized. In the first part, polyaniline nanofibers were used as main actuation component. Polyaniline nanofibers have shown promising electrical and electrochemical properties which make them prominent candidates in the development of smart systems employing sensors and actuators. Their electrochemical actuation potential is demonstrated in this study.
Our work on super-extended nanofiber modes that interact with hot atoms has been published in Optica. Our work on optical imaging of microfiber radius variations with subangstrom precision using slow light has been published in Physical Review Applied. Our book chapter on cavity quantum electrodynamics and chiral quantum optics has been published on the archive. The full book is linked here. Gabriele Maron has joined our group as a new PhD student.