Sensing mechanical deformation via ionic polymer metal composites: A primer

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Ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs) were discovered about twenty five years ago by Prof. Oguro and his team in Japan [1], and evidence about metalizing ionomer membranes dates even earlier [2]. Since their discovery, IPMCs have been the object of intensive research across the entire globe [3]-[5]. In its simplest form, an IPMC is constituted by a hydrated ionomeric membrane (that is, an electrically-charged polymer), which is neutralized by mobile counterions in a solution and plated by noble metal electrodes. IPMCs can be used as actuators and sensors, whereby a voltage applied across the electrodes will elicit mechanical deformation, and an imposed mechanical deformation will induce a measurable voltage across the electrodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8868271
Pages (from-to)5-12
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

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Sensing mechanical deformation via ionic polymer metal composites : A primer. / Porfiri, Maurizio.

In: IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 5, 8868271, 10.2019, p. 5-12.

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