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Electrostriction of polymer dielectrics with compliant electrodes as a means of actuation
Abstract The electrostriction of elastomeric polymer dielectrics with compliant electrodes is potentially useful as a small-scale, solid-state actuator technology. Electrostrictive polymer (EP)Expand
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Dielectric elastomers as electromechanical transducers: Fundamentals, Materials, Devices, Models and Applications of an Emerging Electroactive Polymer Technology
This book provides a comprehensive and updated insight into dielectric elastomers; one of the most promising classes of polymer-based smart materials and technologies. This technology can be used inExpand
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High-field deformation of elastomeric dielectrics for actuators
Abstract This paper investigates the use of elastomeric dielectric materials with compliant electrodes as a means of actuation. When a voltage is applied to the electrodes, the elastomeric filmsExpand
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Dielectric elastomers: generator mode fundamentals and applications
Dielectric elastomers have shown great promise as actuator materials. Their advantages in converting mechanical to electrical energy in a generator mode are less well known. If a low voltage chargeExpand
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Actuation response of polyacrylate dielectric elastomers
Polyacrylate dielectric elastomers have yielded extremely large strain and elastic energy density suggesting that they are useful for many actuator applications. A thorough understanding of theExpand
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Ultrahigh strain response of field-actuated elastomeric polymers
Extremely large strains were achieved with elastomeric polymer films that are subject to high electric fields. The films were coated on both sides with complaint electrode material. When voltage wasExpand
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Actuation Response of Polyacrylate Dielectric Elastomers
Polyacrylate dielectric elastomers have yielded extremely large strain and elastic energy density suggesting that they are useful for many actuator applications. A thorough understanding of theExpand
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Applications of dielectric elastomer actuators
Dielectric elastomer actuators, based on the field-induced deformation of elastomeric polymers with compliant electrodes, can produce a large strain response, combined with a fast response time andExpand
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Electroadhesive robots—wall climbing robots enabled by a novel, robust, and electrically controllable adhesion technology
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This paper describes a novel clamping technology called compliant electroadhesion, as well as the first application of this technology to wall climbing robots. Expand
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Electrostrictive polymer artificial muscle actuators
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The electrostriction of polymer dielectrics with compliant electrodes can be used in electrically controllable, muscle-like actuators. Expand
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