Dielectric oil coated single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes for stable, large-strain actuation with dielectric elastomers

@inproceedings{Yuan2009DielectricOC,
  title={Dielectric oil coated single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes for stable, large-strain actuation with dielectric elastomers},
  author={Wei Hua Yuan and Paul Brochu and Soon Mok Ha and Qibing Pei},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract Dielectric elastomers have shown remarkably large actuation strain and energy density. A wide range of novel applications have been conceptualized, but commercial devices have not materialized due to the high rates of failure during high-strain actuation. We report that the use of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) layers with thicknesses in the tens of nanometers as the compliant electrodes in combination with dielectric oil can prolong the actuation durability by at least one order… CONTINUE READING

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