Influence of micro- and nanofillers on electro-mechanical performance of silicone EAPs

Anca Gabriela Bejenariu, Anders Egede Daugaard, Anne Ladegaard Skov

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event1st International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 20119 Jun 2011
Conference number: 1
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Conference

Conference1st International conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles
Number1
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period08/06/201109/06/2011
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