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Development and characterization of an IPMC hair-like transducer
Author(s): Barbar J. Akle; Elio Challita; Nady Khairalah
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Paper Abstract

Hair-like sensors are very common in natural and biological systems. Such sensors are used to measure acoustic pressures, fluid flows, and chemical concentrations among others. Hair-like actuators are also used to control fluid flows and perform temperature management. This study presents a manufacturing technique for a hair-like IPMC transducer. A thorough study is presented on the building process of the sensor. The method used to control the diameter and the electrodes thickness of the transducer is developed. The sensing behavior of the manufactured transducers is experimentally characterized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9430, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015, 94300H (1 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2087432
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Barbar J. Akle, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)
Elio Challita, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)
Nady Khairalah, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9430:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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