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Study of electrical conductivity in magnetorheological elastomers
Author(s): Xiaojie Wang; Nima Ghafoorianfar; Faramarz Gordaninejad
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Paper Abstract

In this study, the electrical conductivity and magnetoresistance of magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) are experimentally investigated. The electrical resistivity of MREs is measured as a function of particle volume fraction, under different applied magnetic fields. In addition, the strain of the samples is measured simultaneously in order to evaluate the magnetoresistance and piezoresistance of MREs. It is observed that both magnetoresistance and piezoresistance in MREs are independent of the applied magnetic field and pre-compression force; and only depend on the particle concentration and mechanical strain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7977, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011, 797710 (27 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881878
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaojie Wang, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Nima Ghafoorianfar, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Faramarz Gordaninejad, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7977:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2011
Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Editor(s)

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