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Development of an all-polymer, axial force electrochemical actuator

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In this work we describe the design and development of an all-polymer electromechanical actuator with dissimilar conducting polymer anode and cathode in contact with a solid ion source - sink of a water based polyacrylamide hydrogel. This allows contraction of one film during oxidation and the other during reduction, and the expansion of both when the polarity is reversed. This gives a stable, free-standing device able to generate forces along its length in air under the application of a potential difference of about 1.5 V between the films.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Lewis, T. W., Kane-Maguire, L. A. P., Hutchison, A. S., Spinks, G. M., & Wallace, G. G. (1999). Development of an all-polymer, axial force electrochemical actuator. In Synthetic Metals Vol. 102 (pp. 1317-1318). doi:10.1016/S0379-6779(98)01022-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033137772

Start Page


  • 1317

End Page


  • 1318

Volume


  • 102

Issue


  • 1-3

Abstract


  • In this work we describe the design and development of an all-polymer electromechanical actuator with dissimilar conducting polymer anode and cathode in contact with a solid ion source - sink of a water based polyacrylamide hydrogel. This allows contraction of one film during oxidation and the other during reduction, and the expansion of both when the polarity is reversed. This gives a stable, free-standing device able to generate forces along its length in air under the application of a potential difference of about 1.5 V between the films.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Lewis, T. W., Kane-Maguire, L. A. P., Hutchison, A. S., Spinks, G. M., & Wallace, G. G. (1999). Development of an all-polymer, axial force electrochemical actuator. In Synthetic Metals Vol. 102 (pp. 1317-1318). doi:10.1016/S0379-6779(98)01022-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033137772

Start Page


  • 1317

End Page


  • 1318

Volume


  • 102

Issue


  • 1-3