Pang, C. and Tai, Y.-C. and Burdick, J. W. and Andersen, R. A. (2006) Electrolysis-based diaphragm actuators. Nanotechnology, 17 (4). S64-s68. ISSN 0957-4484 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:PANnano06
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This work presents a new electrolysis-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) diaphragm actuator. Electrolysis is a technique for converting electrical energy to pneumatic energy. Theoretically electrolysis can achieve a strain of 136 000% and is capable of generating a pressure above 200 MPa. Electrolysis actuators require modest electrical power and produce minimal heat. Due to the large volume expansion obtained via electrolysis, small actuators can create a large force. Up to 100 µm of movement was achieved by a 3 mm diaphragm. The actuator operates at room temperature and has a latching and reversing capability.
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