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Solid state actuators based on polypyrrole and polymer-in-ionic liquid electrolytes
journal contributionposted on 2003-06-30, 00:00 authored by D Zhou, G Spinks, G Wallace, C Tiyapiboonchaiya, D MacFarlane, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, J Sun
Novel polymer-in-ionic liquid electrolytes (PILEs) have been developed for solid state electrochemical actuators based on polypyrrole. The active polymer electrodes are readily oxidized/reduced without degradation in the PILE. It was found that the actuator cycle life is significantly enhanced in the PILE as is the ‘shelf life’ of the device.