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A novel transparent dielectric elastomer sensor for compressive force measurements
Author(s): Yiming Liang; Bile Wan; Guorui Li; Yuhan Xie; Tiefeng Li
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Paper Abstract

Dielectric elastomer sensors show great potential for wearable electronics and mechatronic applications. However, these sensors have some deficiencies in their appearance and low sensitivity to compressive force measurements. We demonstrate a novel dielectric elastomer sensor enabled by ionic liquid that has fully transparent appearance, low resistivity and the capacity of actuation at large-scale frequencies. We investigate the basic mechanical behaviors of the sensor experimentally. It is noted that the sensor has a remarkable sensitivity to measure compressive force, which is higher than the existing stacked dielectric elastomer sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9798, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016, 979830 (15 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219107
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Yiming Liang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Bile Wan, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft Environment Engineering (China)
Guorui Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Yuhan Xie, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Tiefeng Li, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9798:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016
Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Frédéric Vidal, Editor(s)

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