Direct assembly process

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dc.contributor.author Akle, Barbar J.
dc.contributor.author Bennett, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.author Leo, Donald J.
dc.contributor.author Wiles, Kenton B.
dc.contributor.author McGrath, James E.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-13T10:56:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-13T10:56:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-10-13
dc.identifier.issn 0022-2461 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4596
dc.description.abstract Ionic polymer transducers (IPT) consist of an ion-exchange membrane plated with flexible conductive electrodes on their outer surface. Compared to other types of electromechanical transducers, ionomeric transducers have the advantage of high-strain output (>9%), low-voltage operation (<5 V), and high sensitivity in the charge-sensing mode. A novel fabrication technique for ionic polymer transducers named the Direct Assembly Process (DAP) was developed in this paper. The DAP allows the use of any type of ionomer, diluent, and conducting powder in the transducer, and permits the exploration of any novel ionomeric design. In this paper the effect of diluent content of the IPT, electrode thickness, and composition were optimized in term of maximum peak strain and strain rate generated by an IPT. Decreasing viscosity and increasing polarity and content of the diluent were demonstrated to increase the strain rate of an IPT. The thickness of the electrode was varied and correlated with the maximum strain generated due to a 2 V step input. This study also demonstrated that RuO2 composition has an optimal loading of 42 vol%, while SWNT electrodes have an optimal performance at around 30 vol%. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Direct assembly process en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a novel fabrication technique for large strain ionic polymer transducers en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200700940 en_US
dc.author.department Industrial And Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Materials Science en_US
dc.journal.volume 42 en_US
dc.journal.issue 16 en_US
dc.article.pages 7031–7041 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-006-0632-4 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Akle, B. J., Bennett, M. D., Leo, D. J., Wiles, K. B., & McGrath, J. E. (2007). Direct assembly process: a novel fabrication technique for large strain ionic polymer transducers. Journal of Materials Science, 42(16), 7031-7041. en_US
dc.author.email barbar.akle@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-006-0632-4 en_US

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