Electromechanical characterization of bucky gel actuator based on polymer composite PCL-PU-CNT for artificial muscle

Yudan Whulanza, Andika Praditya Hadiputra, Felix Pasila, Sugeng Supriadi

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Abstract

Artificial Muscle is a common term for material that able to actuate because of external stimulus such as electric. The Artificial Musclehas promising future in application of medical and robotic disciplines. Bucky Gel Actuator is one example of Artificial Muscle which consists of electrolyte layers sandwiched with electrode layers. In this paper, we proposed an alternative material for electrode and electrolyte layers. The electrolyte layer was synthesized from Polycaprolactone-Polyurethane copolymer (PCL-PU). On the other hand, the electrode layer was composited between PCL-PU and carbon nanotube (CNT) in percentage of 0.5, 1.5, and 2.4 wt%. Furthermore, we measured electrode conductivity and elastic modulus as key physical properties for our artificial muscle. Our results have shown that the polymer electrode starts to be conducting at a mixture of 2.4 wt% CNT. At this concentration, the elastic modulus is 6.2 MPa and its conductivity is 1.6 Sm-1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2nd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information, ICESTI 2015
EditorsFelix Pasila, Yusak Tanoto, Resmana Lim, Murtiyanto Santoso, Nemuel Daniel Pah
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages185-192
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789812879868
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information, ICESTI 2015 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 9 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume365
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information, ICESTI 2015
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBali
Period9/09/1512/09/15

Keywords

  • Artificial muscle
  • Bucky gel actuator
  • CNT
  • Electrode layer
  • Electrolyte layer

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