A Novel Design of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs) Actuator Based on Poly(MMA-co-AA)

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In this study, we report for the first time the fabrication of poly(methyl methacrylate-co- acrylic acid) (PMMAA)-based IPMCs actuator. The PMMAA membranes were prepared by a solution casting method and the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) electrodes on both sides of the membrane. The physical properties were tested in terms of ion-exchange capacity, water uptake and linear expansion. The composition of PMMAA was analyzed using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy analysis. The results showed that the PMMAA20 ionic polymer–metal composite actuator had good blocking force harmonic and step responses as an electro-active polymer.

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Helen Zhang and David Jin

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151-156

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.321.151

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T. Jiang and H. Q. Lian, "A Novel Design of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMCs) Actuator Based on Poly(MMA-co-AA)", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 321, pp. 151-156, 2011

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August 2011

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