Novel high dielectric constant hybrid elastomers as candidates for dielectric elastomer actuators

Piotr Mazurek, Liyun Yu, Reimund Gerhard, Werner Wirges, Anne Ladegaard Skov

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Presently, none of the reported elastomers meets the optimal requirements expected to produce a commercially attractive dielectric elastomer film. Therefore, bold approaches have to be undertaken in order to make significant improvements. The presented research deals with the simple idea of incorporating high-permittivity polar liquids in discrete compartments in silicone elastomer. The idea, though, has two very important advantages. Firstly, high-permittivity polar liquids are theoretically capable of enhancing the dielectric constant of a material in the same manner as classical ceramic fillers. Secondly, incorporating polar liquids into a non-polar polymer is envisioned to be realized via introducing discrete microdroplets of the liquid into the polymer, which will introduce zero-stress zones into the elastomer. Ultimately, the Young’s modulus of such a material will decrease, and thereby theoretical DEA efficiency will be enhanced. Here various polar liquids and commercial silicones are investigated as potential candidates for creating high-performance DEA membranes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event7th International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) Transducers & Artificial Muscles (EuroEAP 2017) - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 6 Jun 20177 Jun 2017

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Conference7th International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) Transducers & Artificial Muscles (EuroEAP 2017)
CountrySpain
CityCartagena
Period06/06/201707/06/2017

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Mazurek, P., Yu, L., Gerhard, R., Wirges, W., & Skov, A. L. (2017). Novel high dielectric constant hybrid elastomers as candidates for dielectric elastomer actuators. Abstract from 7th International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) Transducers & Artificial Muscles (EuroEAP 2017), Cartagena, Spain.
Mazurek, Piotr ; Yu, Liyun ; Gerhard, Reimund ; Wirges, Werner ; Skov, Anne Ladegaard. / Novel high dielectric constant hybrid elastomers as candidates for dielectric elastomer actuators. Abstract from 7th International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) Transducers & Artificial Muscles (EuroEAP 2017), Cartagena, Spain.1 p.
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Mazurek, P, Yu, L, Gerhard, R, Wirges, W & Skov, AL 2017, 'Novel high dielectric constant hybrid elastomers as candidates for dielectric elastomer actuators', 7th International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) Transducers & Artificial Muscles (EuroEAP 2017), Cartagena, Spain, 06/06/2017 - 07/06/2017.

Novel high dielectric constant hybrid elastomers as candidates for dielectric elastomer actuators. / Mazurek, Piotr; Yu, Liyun; Gerhard, Reimund; Wirges, Werner ; Skov, Anne Ladegaard.

2017. Abstract from 7th International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) Transducers & Artificial Muscles (EuroEAP 2017), Cartagena, Spain.

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Mazurek P, Yu L, Gerhard R, Wirges W, Skov AL. Novel high dielectric constant hybrid elastomers as candidates for dielectric elastomer actuators. 2017. Abstract from 7th International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) Transducers & Artificial Muscles (EuroEAP 2017), Cartagena, Spain.