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Optimisation of a polypyrrole based actuator

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • A technique based on an inert substrate/Pt/CEP actuator has been devised to allow in-situ tensile testing for the optimisation of an electromechanical actuator. This system has shown that maximum actuation of a PPy based actuator occurs for relatively thin film (30min growth time) of PPy/NO3 in a solution of KNO3 when scanned at scan rate of 10mV/s from -1.0 to 0V (vs. Ag/AgCl).

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Lewis, T. W., Moulton, S. E., Spinks, G. M., & Wallace, G. G. (1997). Optimisation of a polypyrrole based actuator. In Synthetic Metals Vol. 85 (pp. 1419-1420). doi:10.1016/s0379-6779(97)80301-3

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031070643

Start Page


  • 1419

End Page


  • 1420

Volume


  • 85

Issue


  • 1-3

Abstract


  • A technique based on an inert substrate/Pt/CEP actuator has been devised to allow in-situ tensile testing for the optimisation of an electromechanical actuator. This system has shown that maximum actuation of a PPy based actuator occurs for relatively thin film (30min growth time) of PPy/NO3 in a solution of KNO3 when scanned at scan rate of 10mV/s from -1.0 to 0V (vs. Ag/AgCl).

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Lewis, T. W., Moulton, S. E., Spinks, G. M., & Wallace, G. G. (1997). Optimisation of a polypyrrole based actuator. In Synthetic Metals Vol. 85 (pp. 1419-1420). doi:10.1016/s0379-6779(97)80301-3

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031070643

Start Page


  • 1419

End Page


  • 1420

Volume


  • 85

Issue


  • 1-3