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Silicone resembling poly (propylene glycol) interpenetrating networks based on no pre-stretch as basis for electrical actuators
Author(s): Kaustav Goswami; Frederikke Bahrt Madsen; Anders Egede Daugaard; Anne Ladegaard Skov
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Paper Abstract

Elastomers currently used as transducers have not been designed with this specific application in mind and there is therefore a need for new target engineered materials to bring down driving voltages and increase actuator performance. A proposed method of optimization involves the development of new types of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) to be used as dielectric elastomer (DE) transducers. This work demonstrates the use of polypropylene glycol (PPG) as a novel DE material. The IPNs formed were shown to exhibit excellent thermal stability and mechanical properties including lower tendency for viscous dissipation with higher dielectric permittivity compared to state of the art polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8687, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2013, 86871Z (9 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010494
Show Author Affiliations
Kaustav Goswami, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Frederikke Bahrt Madsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anders Egede Daugaard, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8687:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2013
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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