|About this Abstract
|2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
|Recent Advances in Printed Electronics and Additive Manufacturing: 2D/3D Functional Materials, Fabrication Processes, and Emerging Applications
|Flexible Electric Energy Storage for Low-power Devices
|By Liya Napollion , Kwang Kim
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are suitable materials for the growth of flexible and compact capacitors. Ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs) are flexible, robust, small in size and shape, and can produce large macro bending deformation in response to small, applied voltages. These characteristics place the material an ideal candidate for replacing conventional capacitors. IPMC capacitor that consist of a thin strip can be fabricated to any planar shapes and sizes in order to meet the needs of specific applications. IPMCs are well suited for low power electronics, sensors, micro-electronics, and MEMs and high temperature applications. This study investigates the role of mechanical engineering in IPMC capacitor design, manufacturing, and systems integration.