A well-known technique to improve the tear strength of rubbers is to add micro- or nanofillers. The effects of different micro- and nanofillers on the electro-mechanical behavior of silicone based dielectric elastomer are studied in this work. Several types of fillers and varied loadings are used to increase the overall permittivity of the silicone networks. The effect of particle size and particle size distribution on the electrical and viscoelastic properties is investigated. The aim of the paper is to find the right filler and the appropriate concentration for a suitable EAP material, such that an optimized formulation schema can be proposed.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||1st International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles - Pisa, Italy|
Duration: 8 Jun 2011 → 9 Jun 2011
Conference number: 1
|Conference||1st International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles|
|Period||08/06/2011 → 09/06/2011|