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Driving mechanisms of ionic polymer actuators having electric double layer capacitor structures.
Two solid polymer electrolytes, composed of a polyether-segmented polyurethaneurea (PEUU) and either a lithium salt (lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)amide: Li[NTf2]) or a nonvolatile ionicExpand
Printable polymer actuators from ionic liquid, soluble polyimide, and ubiquitous carbon materials.
We present here printable high-performance polymer actuators comprising ionic liquid (IL), soluble polyimide, and ubiquitous carbon materials. Polymer electrolytes with high ionic conductivity andExpand
Anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in an ionic liquid
Anionic polymerization reactions of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in ionic liquids were carried out by utilizing alkyl lithium initiators such as n-butyl lithium (n-BuLi) and diphenylhexyl lithiumExpand
Polymer Actuators Using Ion-Gel Electrolytes Prepared by Self-Assembly of ABA-Triblock Copolymers
Well-defined ABA-triblock copolymers, polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate)-block-polystyrene (SMS), which have two different polystyrene (PSt) weight fractions (fPSt), were synthesized byExpand
Copolymers of Thiophene and Thiazole. Regioregulation in Synthesis, Stacking Structure, and Optical Properties
Palladium-catalyzed polycondensation between 2,5-dibromo-4-alkylthiazoles (alkyl = butyl thorough nonyl) and 2,5-bis(trimethylstannyl)thiophene gave charge-transferred-type alternating polymers,Expand
Development of a soft actuator using a photocurable ionic gel
We have developed a photocurable ionic gel for fabricating soft actuators driven at low voltage in air. A prototype actuator was produced and driven by applying a voltage of below ± 1.5 V in air. TheExpand
Third-order optical nonlinearity in regio-controlled polythiophene films
We have investigated the third-order optical nonlinearity of poly(3-hexylthiophenes) with various head-to-tail coupling ratios (r), using the third-harmonic generation method. An increase in r leadsExpand
Polarization properties of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-based double layer-type oxygen electrodes for reversible SOFCs
Abstract We have developed double layer-type (catalyst layer/current collecting layer) oxygen electrodes (DLE) for reversible SOFCs. As the catalyst layer (cathode for SOFC and anode for steamExpand
Effects of carbon electrode materials on performance of ionic polymer actuators having electric double-layer capacitor structure
Electroactive polymer actuators composed of ion-gel electrolyte (polymer gel containing ionic liquid) and composite carbon electrodes were prepared. The ion-gel actuators could be driven by chargingExpand
LCST-type liquid-liquid phase separation behaviour of poly(ethylene oxide) derivatives in an ionic liquid.
We present a new series of polymer-ionic liquid solutions exhibiting LCST-type liquid-liquid phase separation behaviour, and reveal their phase behaviour and intermolecular interactions based onExpand