Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators Operable in Dry Conditions

  • Fatma Aydin Unal
  • Hakan Burhan
  • Sumeyye Karakus
  • Gizem Karaelioglu
  • Fatih SenEmail author
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) have great applications, in terms of being utilized in areas, such as actuators, artificial muscles and more. These composite can also be used for robotics, biomedical and biomimetic applications. Among these applications, ionic polymer metal composite actuators are mostly preferred devices used in some applications, such as biomimetic robotics, biomedical devices, manipulation systems etc. For these types of actuators, ion-exchange polymer-metal composite (IPMC) is very attractive and active materials, and the synthesis and characterization conditions are very important parameters that should be thought. For this reason, this chapter provides information on ionic polymer metal composite actuators that can be operated under dry conditions.


Ionic polymer Metal composite Actuators Dry conditions IPMC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatma Aydin Unal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hakan Burhan
    • 2
  • Sumeyye Karakus
    • 2
  • Gizem Karaelioglu
    • 2
  • Fatih Sen
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering DepartmentAlanya Alaaddin Keykubat UniversityAlanya, AntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Sen Research Group, Faculty of Art and Science, Department of BiochemistryDumlupinar UniversityKutahyaTurkey

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