Khan, Ajahar and Inamuddin, Inamuddin and Jain, R.K. and Naushad, Mu. (2015) Fabrication of a silver nano powder embedded kraton polymer actuator and its characterization. RSC Advances, 5 (111). pp. 91564-91573.

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A novel silver nano powder (Ag Pw) embedded kraton (KR) ionic polymer actuator was fabricated. The KR–Ag-Pw ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) membrane was prepared by a solution casting method. The IPMC membrane shows good electro-mechanical, ion exchange, water retention (WR) and proton conductivity (PC) properties which are responsible for the high performance of the ionic polymer actuator. The physicochemical properties of the KR–Ag-Pw ionic polymer actuator were determined using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) studies. After applying a voltage (0–3.5 V DC), the maximum bending behaviour is achieved up to 17 mm. By constructing a multi KR–Ag-Pw IPMC finger based gripper, it is proved that this kind of actuator has potential in robotic applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Actuator
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 12:54

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