Monolithic PDMS Laminates for Dielectric Elastomer Transducers through Open-Air PlasmATreatment

Suzan Sager Hassouneh, Jakob Oubæk, Anders Egede Daugaard, Anne Ladegaard Skov

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The present study investigates the use of an open-air plasma-treatment system for the surface modification of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), in order to improve layer-to-layer adhesion. The procedure presented herein is more cost efficient compared to conventional vacuum-based plasma-treatment, and it is performed at different speeds and distances away from the nozzle, to investigate how these two parameters influence the resulting interfacial layer of two fully cured PDMS films. The plasma-treatment is determined not to alter mechanical properties compared to the single film, while peel forces are sufficient to avoid delamination during operation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPolymer-Plastics Technology and Materials
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)769-774
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • PDMS
  • Monolithic
  • Plasma
  • Open-air

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