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Carbide-derived carbon (CDC) linear actuator properties in combination with conducting polymers
Author(s): Rudolf Kiefer; Nihan Aydemir; Janno Torop; Paul A. Kilmartin; Tarmo Tamm; Friedrich Kaasik; Arko Kesküla; Jadranka Travas-Sejdic; Alvo Aabloo
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Paper Abstract

Carbide–derived Carbon (CDC) material is applied for super capacitors due to their nanoporous structure and their high charging/discharging capability. In this work we report for the first time CDC linear actuators and CDC combined with polypyrrole (CDC-PPy) in ECMD (Electrochemomechanical deformation) under isotonic (constant force) and isometric (constant length) measurements in aqueous electrolyte. CDC-PPy actuators showing nearly double strain under cyclic voltammetric and square wave potential measurements in comparison to CDC linear actuators. The new material is investigated by SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and EDX (energy dispersive X-ray analysis) to reveal how the conducting polymer layer and the CDC layer interfere together.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, 90561V (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044653
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Rudolf Kiefer, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Nihan Aydemir, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Janno Torop, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
Paul A. Kilmartin, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Tarmo Tamm, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Friedrich Kaasik, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Arko Kesküla, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Alvo Aabloo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9056:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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