Ionic polymer metal composites with nanoporous carbon electrodes

  title={Ionic polymer metal composites with nanoporous carbon electrodes},
  author={Viljar Palmre and Daniel Brandell and Uno M{\"a}eorg and Janno Torop and Olga Volobujeva and Andres Punning and Urmas Johanson and Alvo Aabloo},
  booktitle={Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring},
  • Viljar Palmre, Daniel Brandell, +5 authors Alvo Aabloo
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    Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive…
  • DOI:10.1117/12.847518
Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs) are soft electroactive polymer materials that bend in response to the voltage stimulus (1 - 4 V). They can be used as actuators or sensors. In this paper, we introduce two new highly-porous carbon materials for assembling high specific area electrodes for IPMC actuators and compare their electromechanical performance with recently reported IPMCs based on RuO 2 electrodes. We synthesize ionic liquid (Emi-Tf) actuators with either Carbide-Derived Carbon… CONTINUE READING