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A fabrication method of unique Nafion shapes by painting for ionic polymer-metal composites (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Sarah Trabia; Taeseon Hwang; Kwang Jin Kim

Paper Abstract

Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMC) are useful actuators because of their ability to be fabricated in different shapes and move in various ways. However, the process to produce an IPMC is complicated and takes a few days. To make it possible to mass produce in any desired shape, the fabrication process must be updated. Presented here is a new way of producing the Nafion® base through a spraying method, then the electrode will be plated with spraying method as well. To verify that this method of fabrication produces a Nafion® sample similar to that which is commercially available, a sample that was made using spraying method and N117 purchased from DuPont™ were tested for various characteristics and compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9798, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 979817 (22 June 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2220434
Show Author Affiliations
Sarah Trabia, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
Taeseon Hwang, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9798:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Frédéric Vidal, Editor(s)

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