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3 April 2012 Ionic EAP transducers with amorphous nanoporous carbon electrodes
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There is still emerging need for more effective and technologically simple electrode materials for low voltage ionic EAP materials. Most extensively used carbon materials for bending and linear actuators are different types of carbon nanotubes. We have used for the electrode layers carbide-derived carbon (CDC) and several carbon aerogels. The differences in actuation performance were analyzed in the context of pore characteristics of carbons, electromechanical and electrochemical (EIS) properties. Quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics simulations were used to analyze in detail the actuation/sensor processes in material.
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Friedrich Kaasik, Janno Torop, Indrek Must, Endel Soolo, Inga Põldsalu, Anna-Liisa Peikolainen, Viljar Palmre, and Alvo Aabloo "Ionic EAP transducers with amorphous nanoporous carbon electrodes", Proc. SPIE 8340, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012, 83400V (3 April 2012);

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