Nanoporous silver as electrochemical actuator

Eric Detsi, Marc Sanchez Selles, Patrick R. Onck, Jeff Th. M. De Hosson*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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We report on reversible dimensional changes in nanoporous silver made by selective dissolution of Al from Ag-Al alloys. Strain amplitudes of between similar to 0.2 and 0.5% were recorded during cyclic voltammetry experiments in 0.5 M NaOH. These reversible displacements are comparable to, if not higher than, those reported in the noblest nanoporous metals such as Pt and Au under similar experimental conditions. Our new findings indicate that Ag could be a good candidate material for low-cost electrochemical actuation applications. (C) 2013 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)195-198
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftScripta Materialia
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - jul-2013

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