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Boundary layer charge dynamics in ionic liquid-ionic polymer transducers

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DAVIDSON, Jacob D., Nakhiah C. GOULBOURNE, 2011. Boundary layer charge dynamics in ionic liquid-ionic polymer transducers. In: Journal of Applied Physics. American Institute of Physics (AIP). 109(1), 014909. ISSN 0021-8979. eISSN 1089-7550. Available under: doi: 10.1063/1.3524189

@article{Davidson2011-01Bound-50991, title={Boundary layer charge dynamics in ionic liquid-ionic polymer transducers}, year={2011}, doi={10.1063/1.3524189}, number={1}, volume={109}, issn={0021-8979}, journal={Journal of Applied Physics}, author={Davidson, Jacob D. and Goulbourne, Nakhiah C.}, note={Article Number: 014909} }

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