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Prospective optical electroactive polymers
Author(s): Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily; Suad Jassim
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes some of the work done to investigate the environmental stability, optical properties and electroactive response of a polyethylene glycol diepoxypropyl ether (n9)(PEGDE) polymer, acrylic elastomer and polyurethane. The first one confirms piezoelectricity; however it is not suitable for optical applications due to color instability and loss of transparency with various environmental conditions; the second confirms electrostriction with good transparency, while the polyurethane behaves with smaller mixed piezoelectric-electrostrictive response. The acrylic elastomer has demonstrated chemical stability with good optical properties for various environmental conditions

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5051, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (28 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484430
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Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily, Auckland Univ. of Technology (New Zealand)
Suad Jassim, Auckland Univ. of Technology (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5051:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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