Weibull Analysis of Electrical Breakdown Strength as an Effective Means of Evaluating Elastomer Thin Film Quality

Harald Silau, Nicolai Bogø Stabell, Frederik Riddersholm Petersen, Martin Pham, Liyun Yu, Anne Ladegaard Skov*

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Abstract

To realize the commercial potential of dielectric elastomers, reliable, large-scale film production is required. Ensuring proper mixing and subsequently avoiding demixing after, for example, pumping and coating of elastomer premix in an online process is not facile. Weibull analysis of the electrical breakdown strength of dielectric elastomer films is shown to be an effective means of evaluating the film quality. The analysis is shown to be capable of distinguishing between proper and improper mixing schemes where similar analysis of ultimate mechanical properties fails to distinguish.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1800241
JournalAdvanced Engineering Materials
Volume20
Issue number9
Number of pages8
ISSN1438-1656
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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