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Ionic EAP transducers with amorphous nanoporous carbon electrodes
Author(s): Friedrich Kaasik; Janno Torop; Indrek Must; Endel Soolo; Inga Põldsalu; Anna-Liisa Peikolainen; Viljar Palmre; Alvo Aabloo
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Paper Abstract

There is still emerging need for more effective and technologically simple electrode materials for low voltage ionic EAP materials. Most extensively used carbon materials for bending and linear actuators are different types of carbon nanotubes. We have used for the electrode layers carbide-derived carbon (CDC) and several carbon aerogels. The differences in actuation performance were analyzed in the context of pore characteristics of carbons, electromechanical and electrochemical (EIS) properties. Quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics simulations were used to analyze in detail the actuation/sensor processes in material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8340, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012, 83400V (3 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915136
Show Author Affiliations
Friedrich Kaasik, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Janno Torop, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Indrek Must, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Endel Soolo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Inga Põldsalu, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Anna-Liisa Peikolainen, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Viljar Palmre, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
Alvo Aabloo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8340:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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