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Title: Effect of thickness and length of Ion Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC) on its actuation properties
Authors: Li, SF
Yip, J
Yuen, CWM
Kan, CW
Ng, SP
Keywords: IPMC
Hot pressing
Tip force
Water uptake capability
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Scientific.Net
Source: Advanced materials research, 2011, v. 197-198, p. 401-404 How to cite?
Journal: Advanced materials research 
Abstract: IPMC (ionic polymer metal composite), a kind of ionic electroactive polymer (EAP) has wide applications in the filed of bionics and artificial apparatus for its fast and large bending deformation under the low driving voltages. In this paper, thick IPMCs with various numbers of films were first fabricated by the hot-pressing method. Then the effect of the thickness on its properties, such as the tip forces and water uptake capability, were investigated. The effect of length of the IPMC on its tip forces was further studied. SEM (scanning electron microscopy) micrographs of IPMC specimen were also examined.
ISSN: 1022-6680
EISSN: 1662-8985
DOI: 10.4028/
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