Metal Ion Implanted Compliant Electrodes in Dielectric Electroactive Polymer (EAP) Membranes

One of the key factors to obtain large displacements and high efficiency with dielectric electroactive polymer (DEAPs) actuators is to have compliant electrodes. Attempts to scale DEAPs down to the mm or micrometer range have encountered major difficulties, mostly due to the challenge of micropatterning sufficiently compliant electrodes. Simply evaporating or sputtering thin metallic films on elastomer membranes produces DEAPs whose stiffness is dominated by the metallic film.


Published in:
Artificial Muscle Actuators Using Electroactive Polymers, 61, 18-25
Presented at:
3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, Acireale, ITALY, Jun 08-13, 2008
Year:
2009
Publisher:
Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Laublsrutistr 24, Ch-8717 Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
ISBN:
978-3-908158-27-1
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