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Dielectric electro active polymers: development of an industry
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Paper Abstract

Dielectric electro active polymers (DEAP) hold much promise as a smart material. Over the years devices have been developed that demonstrate the unique capabilities of DEAP as an actuator, sensor, and energy converter. In recent years, significant progress has been made towards commercialization of this technology platform. The behaviour of these devices has been widely modelled and models correlated to real world devices. A wide network of international researchers continues to extend the state of the art and equip engineers with the skills and knowledge to design DEAP into numerous applications. A strong collaborative environment exists between research and industry and consortia-like organizations are being formed to maximize research. DEAP is poised for an era of rapid acceleration of capabilities and acceptance into mainstream products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7642, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010, 76421X (9 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848729
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Michael Tryson, Danfoss PolyPower A/S (Denmark)
Hans-Erik Kiil, Danfoss PolyPower A/S (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7642:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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