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Soft silicone based interpenetrating networks as materials for actuators
Author(s): Liyun Yu; Lidia Burdalo Gonzalez; Søren Hvilsted; Anne Ladegaard Skov
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Paper Abstract

A new approach based on silicone interpenetrating networks with orthogonal chemistries has been investigated with focus on developing soft and flexible elastomers with high energy densities and small viscous losses. The interpenetrating networks are made as simple two pot mixtures as for the commercial available silylation based elastomers such as Elastosil RT625. The resulting interpenetrating networks are formulated to be softer than RT625 to increase the actuation caused when applying a voltage due to their softness combined with the significantly higher permittivity than the pure silicone elastomers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, 90560C (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044769
Show Author Affiliations
Liyun Yu, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Lidia Burdalo Gonzalez, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Søren Hvilsted, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9056:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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