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Transparent active skin
Author(s): Hyeok-Yong Kwon; Kuang Jun An; Junmo Kang; Vuong Hong Phuc; Nguyen Canh Toan; Baek Chul Kim; Jin Ah Chung; Byung Hee Hong; Jaeboong Choi; Hyungpil Moon; Jachoon Koo; Jae-do Nam; Hyouk Ryeol Choi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a transparent and stretchable dielectric elastomer actuator(DEA). The device, called "active skin" is under development as a new means of human interfaces. The active skin consists of elastomeric films sandwiched between compliant patterned electrodes. Thus, depending on the properties of the elastomer or electrodes, it is possible to realize a wide variety of implementations as transducers. As a critical issue of the transparent active skin, transparency in the electrode including that of the substrate is challenging, which has not been solved yet. In this paper, a compliant, transparent and highly conductive electrode layer on the elastomeric film by using graphene is presented. The fabrication method of graphene electrodes dedicated to the elastomeric materials is addressed and its compatibility to the existing materials is discussed. Also, preliminary implementations on the embossed actuator are given to validate the proposed idea.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 79760T (28 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880341
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Hyeok-Yong Kwon, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kuang Jun An, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Junmo Kang, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Vuong Hong Phuc, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Nguyen Canh Toan, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Baek Chul Kim, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jin Ah Chung, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Byung Hee Hong, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jaeboong Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hyungpil Moon, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jachoon Koo, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jae-do Nam, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7976:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Federico Carpi, Editor(s)

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