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Fast fully plastic actuator based on ionic-liquid-based bucky gel
Author(s): Kinji Asaka; Ken Mukai; Ichiroh Takeuchi; Kenji Kiyohara; Takushi Sugino; Naohiro Terasawa; Kenji Hata; Takanori Fukushima; Takuzo Aida
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Paper Abstract

In previous papers, we reported the first dry actuator that can be fabricated simply by layer-by-layer casting, using 'bucky gel', a gelatinous room-temperature ionic liquid containing single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The actuator has a bimorph configuration with a polymer-supported internal ionic liquid electrolyte layer sandwiched by polymer-supported bucky-gel electrode layers, which allow quick and long-lived operation in air at low applied voltages. In this paper, some of the recent developments of the actuator performance are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7037, Carbon Nanotubes and Associated Devices, 703710 (4 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794503
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Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Ken Mukai, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Ichiroh Takeuchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Kenji Kiyohara, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Takushi Sugino, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Naohiro Terasawa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Kenji Hata, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Takanori Fukushima, Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN (Japan)
Takuzo Aida, JST National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7037:
Carbon Nanotubes and Associated Devices
Manijeh Razeghi; Didier Pribat; Young Hee Lee, Editor(s)

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