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Use of ionic liquids as electrolytes in electromechanical actuator systems based on inherently conducting polymers

journal contribution
posted on 17.06.2003, 00:00 authored by J Ding, D Zhou, G Spinks, G Wallace, S Forsyth, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, D MacFarlane
The use of ionic liquids (ILs) as electrolytes for electromechanical actuators based on polypyrroles (PPy's) is described. The composition of the electrolytes has a significant effect on the electrochemical properties of the PPy actuator and subsequently on actuator performance, improving cycle life and strain generated. The actuator performance in ionic liquid electrolytes is significantly better than that in traditional organic and aqueous electrolytes.

History

Journal

Chemistry of materials

Volume

15

Issue

12

Pagination

2392 - 2398

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Location

Washington, D.C.

ISSN

0897-4756

eISSN

1520-5002

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, American Chemical Society