SciVid video presentation: Insight into the Dielectric Breakdown of Elastomers

Vaicekauskaite, J. (Other), Yu, L. (Other), Skov, A. L. (Other)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Video description: Dielectric elastomers are used in many different fields, such as dielectric or transport layers, modern devices or flexible electronics. To test dielectric elastomer stability in electric field, dielectric breakdown measurements are used. One of the theories behind the electrical breakdown is electro-mechanical instability (EMI). In this work, microscopic processes taking place during the dielectric breakdown were captured using high-speed camera, to verify if the time-scale and behavior of the electrical breakdown can elucidate the underlying behavior.
Period25 Nov 201830 Nov 2018
Event title2018 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit: null
Event typeConference
LocationBoston, United States, Massachusetts
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Dielectric elastomers
  • breakdown
  • high-speed camera