Electrochemical/Mechanical Coupling in Ion-Conducting Soft Matter

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

11/2015

Abstract

Mechanical and electrochemical phenomena exhibit many interesting multidirectional couplings in ion-exchange soft matter due to their intrinsic material physiochemical states and responses to environmental stressors. In this Perspective, such coupling is explored in terms of recent studies with a focus on the degradation of polymer-electrolyte fuel-cell membranes. In addition, (electro)chemical mechanical coupling of ion-conducting polymers in other applications is also introduced, as there is a research need to explore the interactions between these often wrongly assumed disparate fields in order to optimize, exploit, and discover new technologies and applications.

Journal

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Year of Publication

2015

Pagination

4547 - 4552

ISSN

1948-7185