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Analysis of mechanical characteristics of the ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) actuator using cast ion-exchange film
Author(s): Byungkyu Kim; Byung Mok Kim; Jaewook Ryu; In-Hwan Oh; Seung-Ki Lee; Seung-Eun Cha; Jungho Pak
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Paper Abstract

IPMC (Ionic Polymer Metal Composite) is a promising candidate actuator for bio-related applications mainly due to its biocompatibility, soft properties and operation in wet condition. The widely used and commercialized ion-exchange polymer film has limitation in thicknesses, but more various film thicknesses are required for extensive applications. Especially for the enhanced force as an actuator, acquisition of thick film is essential. Various ion-exchange polymer films with thickness of 0.4-1.2 mm have been prepared by casting of liquid ion-exchange polymer. As well, IPMC actuators using cast ion-exchange polymer films have been fabricated and the basic mechanical characteristics such as stiffness, displacement and force were measured and analyzed. These results can be used for the optimized design of actuators for different applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5051, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (28 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484296
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Byungkyu Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Byung Mok Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Jaewook Ryu, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
In-Hwan Oh, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Seung-Ki Lee, Dankook Univ. (South Korea)
Seung-Eun Cha, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Jungho Pak, Korea Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5051:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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