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Role of ion transport in actuation of ionic polymeric-platinum composite (IPMC) artificial muscles
Author(s): Karim Salehpoor; Mohsen Shahinpoor; Arsalan Razani
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Paper Abstract

The role of cation transportation under the effect of an electric field on the actuation of the ionic polymeric- platinum composite artificial muscles is studied. Nafion-117 was platinized by different methods including in situ chemical reduction, physical vapor deposition and electroplating. The strips of membranes platinized by different methods were tested under the effect on an electric field either in the air or water. The extent of the strip bending was correlated with the history of the membrane platinization. Three different mechanisms that could explain the bending of ionic polymeric-platinum composite artificial muscles were reviewed. The history of the membrane platinization together with the extent of bending observed when an electric field was applied identified the electrostatic between the membrane and the platinum particles as the main contributor to the actuation capability in the platinized membrane under the effect of an electric field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3330, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Sensory Phenomena and Measurement Instrumentation for Smart Structures and Materials, (21 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317005
Show Author Affiliations
Karim Salehpoor, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Mohsen Shahinpoor, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Arsalan Razani, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3330:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Sensory Phenomena and Measurement Instrumentation for Smart Structures and Materials
Richard O. Claus; William B. Spillman, Editor(s)

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