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Validation of a model for an electro-active polymer.

  title={Validation of a model for an electro-active polymer.},
  author={M Tixier and Jo{\"e}l Pouget},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Physics},
Ionic electro-active polymers (EAP) are able to deform under the action of an electric field, which confers them many applications as sensor, actuator or energy recovery.An ionic metal-polymer composite (IPMC) consists in an ionic polymer film coated on both sides with a thin layer of metallic electrodes. The polymer is saturated with water, which results in its quasi complete dissociation : negative ions remain bound to the polymer backbone, which can be considered as a porous medium, and… 



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