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Dielectric elastomer actuators with elastomeric electrodes

Author(s): Bozlar, Michael; Punckt, Christian; Korkut, Sibel; Zhu, Jian; Chiang Foo, Choon; et al

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Abstract: For many applications of dielectric elastomer actuators, it is desirable to replace the carbon-grease electrodes with stretchable, solid-state electrodes. Here, we attach thin layers of a conducting silicone elastomer to prestrained films of an acrylic dielectric elastomer and achieve voltageactuated areal strains over 70%. The influence of the stiffness of the electrodes and the prestrain of the dielectric films is studied experimentally and theoretically.
Publication Date: 29-Aug-2012
Citation: Bozlar, M, Punckt, C, Korkut, S, Zhu, J, Chiang Foo, C, Suo, Z, Aksay, IA. (2012). Dielectric elastomer actuators with elastomeric electrodes. Applied Physics Letters, 101, 091907, 10.1063/1.4748114
DOI: doi:10.1063/1.4748114
Pages: 091907-1 - 091907-5
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Applied Physics Letters
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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