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Electrostatic actuation in ionic polymer-metal composites
Author(s): Alain Boldini; Kevin Jose; Youngsu Cha; Maurizio Porfiri
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Paper Abstract

Materials engineering has greatly contributed to improving the performance of soft active materials, but these improvements have seldom met the compelling needs of science and engineering applications. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time, a new approach to the design of soft active materials, which embraces the complexity of multiphysics phenomena across electrostatics and electrochemistry. Through principled experiments and physically-based models we investigate the integration of electrostatic actuation in ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10969, Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems III, 1096910 (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2514277
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Alain Boldini, New York Univ. (United States)
Kevin Jose, New York Univ. (United States)
Youngsu Cha, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Maurizio Porfiri, New York Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10969:
Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems III
Jaehwan Kim, Editor(s)

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