|Title||Electrochemical/Mechanical Coupling in Ion-Conducting Soft Matter|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Ahmet Kusoglu, Adam Z Weber|
|Journal||The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters|
|Pagination||4547 - 4552|
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.