Preparation and properties of nanofibrous Nafion mats for ionic polymer metal composites

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dc.contributor.author Akle, B.
dc.contributor.author Nah, C.
dc.contributor.author Lee, Y.-S.
dc.contributor.author Cho, B. H.
dc.contributor.author Yu, H. C.
dc.contributor.author Leo, D. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-20T13:18:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-20T13:18:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-10-20
dc.identifier.issn 0266-3538 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4644
dc.description.abstract One of the disadvantages of ionic liquids-saturated ionomeric polymer transducers has been known to be their slower speeds of actuation. In this study, a novel membrane structure of nanofibrous mats-based on a copolymer of polytetrafluoroethylene and fluorinated vinyl ether sulfonate (Nafion™) was proposed. The Nafion™ nanofibrous mats were prepared using the electro-spinning process, and their morphology, ionic conductivity and actuating behavior were compared with the conventional film type of Nafion™ membranes. Although the fibers mats did not show any advantages in terms of ionic conductivity for water-hydrated condition, for the ionic liquids-saturated condition they showed about three folds improvements in ionic conductivity compared with that of conventional film type of membranes having a similar thickness dimension. Also the fabricated fibers mats-based transducers showed higher strain speed of 1.34%/s, which is 52% faster than the films-based actuators. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Preparation and properties of nanofibrous Nafion mats for ionic polymer metal composites en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published 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 Composites Science and Technology en_US
dc.journal.volume 68 en_US
dc.journal.issue 14 en_US
dc.article.pages 2960–2964 en_US
dc.keywords Fibers en_US
dc.keywords Smart materials en_US
dc.keywords Metal–matrix composites (MMCs) en_US
dc.keywords Electro-spinning en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2007.10.021 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Nah, C., Lee, Y. S., Cho, B. H., Yu, H. C., Akle, B., & Leo, D. J. (2008). Preparation and properties of nanofibrous Nafion mats for ionic polymer metal composites. Composites Science and Technology, 68(14), 2960-2964. 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://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266353807003879 en_US

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