Ionic polymer transducers (IPT) are devices composed of ionomeric membranes, high surface area electrodes, and ion-conducting electrolytes that are capable of electromechanical transduction. This study aims to optimize the interactions between all three of these components to design a high performance IPT with novel ionomers. Equivalent circuit modeling of impedance data allowed for estimations of IPT capacitance due to changes in the compositions of the electrodes. Various methods for control of electrolyte uptake resulted in a range of ionic conductivity when combined with novel ionomers that vary in polymer backbone architecture and charge content. Although the ionic liquid was found to dominate the magnitude of the conductivity, the pathway for uptake was significant in determination of the overall maximum values. Combination of these optimized parameters for capacitance and ionic conductivity identified design criteria for potentially high performance IPTs to investigate the benefits of these novel ionomers in electroactive devices.
|ホスト出版物のタイトル||Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2009 12月 1|
|イベント||2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009 - Oxnard, CA|
継続期間: 2009 9月 21 → 2009 9月 23
|Other||2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009|
|Period||09/9/21 → 09/9/23|
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