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Effects of TEOS content on the mechanical property of ionic polymer metal composite
Author(s): Qingsong He; Min Yu; Dongjie Guo; Zhendong Dai
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports a new method to prepare organic-inorganic hybrid Nafion/SiO2 membranes by adding different contents (0 %, 0.5 %, 1 %, 1.5 %) of tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) into the perfluorosulfonic acid ionomer, which are applied to fabricate ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs). The water contents were calculated, the cross sections of Nafion membranes were observed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Starting from cast Nafion membranes, IPMCs were fabricated by electroless plating. Furthermore, the blocking force of IPMCs were measured on the test apparatus. The results showed that as the TEOS content gradually increased, the blocking force increased. When TEOS content was 1.5 %, IPMC showed the best improved mechanical property.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 797613 (29 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877144
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Qingsong He, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Min Yu, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Dongjie Guo, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Zhendong Dai, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7976:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Federico Carpi, Editor(s)

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