A novel fabrication of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMC) actuator with silver nano-powders

C. K. Chung, Y. Z. Hong, P. K. Fung, M. S. Ju, C. C.K. Lin, T. C. Wu

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Abstract

This article reports a novel approach of applying silver nano-powders to the fabrication of ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMC) actuator with good adhesion between the electrodes and membrane without surface roughening pretreatment at low cost, high repeatability and short process time. Micro-fabrication technologies are used for this IPMC actuator fabrication including the dissolving and casting silver nano-particles (35 nm) in Nafion diluted solution followed embossing, nontoxic electroless plating of silver, and micro-electroforming of nickel. This IPMC actuator exhibits large deformation of bending curvature angle more than 90° at lower driving voltage of 3 V. The electronic active polymer, IPMC, could be potentially used as the actuator of the active guide-wire, effective biomimetic sensor and artificial muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRANSDUCERS '05 - 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems - Digest of Technical Papers
Pages217-220
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS '05 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 Jun 52005 Jun 9

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - International Conference on Solid State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS '05
Volume1

Other

Other13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS '05
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period05-06-0505-06-09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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