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Artificial muscles: influence of electrolyte concentration on bilayer movement
Author(s): Toribio Fernandez Otero; Jose Maria Sansinena
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Paper Abstract

An electrochemomechanical device formed by a bilayer polypyrrole-non conducting polymer one side tape was studied in different concentrations of LiClO4 aqueous solution. The artificial muscle was submitted to a constant anodic current of 15 mA or constant potential of 1000 mV vs. SCE. Chronoamperograms and chronopotentiograms were recorded meanwhile the free end of the bilayer crossed over an angle of 90 degrees. The consumed charge was constant whatever the electrical or chemical conditions were. The electrical energy consumed by the device movement decreased, at increasing concentrations of electrolyte, under galvanostatic control. The consumed energy remains constant under potentiostatic control but times required to cross over the 90 degrees decrease from 20 seconds to 6 seconds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237143
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Toribio Fernandez Otero, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)
Jose Maria Sansinena, Univ. del Pais Vasco (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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