Novel high dielectric constant hybrid elastomers based on glycerol-insilicone emulsions

Piotr Stanislaw Mazurek, Anne Ladegaard Skov

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Novel hybrid elastomers were prepared by speedmixing of two virtually immiscible liquids – glycerol and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) prepolymer. Upon crosslinking ofthe PDMS phase of the resulting glycerol-in-silicone emulsion freestanding films were obtained. In this way glycerol became uniformly distributed within PDMS in shape of discrete droplets thus acting as a high dielectric constant filler efficiently enhancing the dielectric constant of the composites. Low- and high-voltage dielectric spectroscopy measurements were conducted in order to verify applicability of the composites as dielectric elastomeractuators. Conductivities of samples based on various PDMS compositions with different loadings of embedded glycerol were thoroughly investigated providing useful information about the dielectric behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Dielectrics 2016
Number of pages4
Publication date2016
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2804-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Dielectrics 2016 - Montpellier, France
Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference on Dielectrics 2016
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  • Dielectric elastomer
  • Silicone
  • Glycerol
  • Filler
  • Hybrid elastomers


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