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Ionic Polymer Metal Composites for Sensors and Actuators

  • Inamuddin
  • Abdullah M. Asiri


  • Presents modelling of hysteresis in polymer based actuators

  • Describes the fundamentals of ionic polymer metal composite actuators

  • Features a special chapter on robotic assemblies based in polymer based actuators


Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Bianca Maranescu, Aurelia Visa
    Pages 1-18
  3. A. Popa, A. Filimon, L. Lupa
    Pages 19-34
  4. Hyung-Man Kim, N. D. Vinh
    Pages 75-138
  5. Fatma Aydin Unal, Hakan Burhan, Fatima Elmusa, Shukri Hersi, Fatih Sen
    Pages 139-148
  6. Fatma Aydin Unal, Hakan Burhan, Sumeyye Karakus, Gizem Karaelioglu, Fatih Sen
    Pages 149-159
  7. Gokhan Topcu, Tugrul Guner, Mustafa M. Demir
    Pages 161-182
  8. D. Josephine Selvarani Ruth
    Pages 183-194
  9. Srijan Bhattacharya, Bikash Bepari, Subhasis Bhaumik
    Pages 195-207

About this book


This book discusses the fundamental of bending actuation with a focus on ionic metal composites. It describes the applications of ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) actuators, from conventional robotic systems to compliant micro robotic systems used to handle the miniature and fragile components during robotic micro assembly. It also presents mathematical modelings of actuators for engineering, biomedical, medical and environmental systems. The fundamental relation of IPMC actuators to the biomimetic systems are also included.


actuator mathematical modeling bending actuator robotic micro assembly metal ion implementation biomimetic systems pressure sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Inamuddin
    • 1
  • Abdullah M. Asiri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

About the editors

Dr. Inamuddin is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a permanent faculty member (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His fields of specialty are Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry. His research interests are in Renewable Energy and Environment, ion exchange materials, sensors for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is a Professor for Organic Photochemistry and his research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics.

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