Electroelastomers: applications of dielectric elastomer transducers for actuation, generation, and smart structures

  title={Electroelastomers: applications of dielectric elastomer transducers for actuation, generation, and smart structures},
  author={Roy Kornbluh and Ron Pelrine and Qibing Pei and Richard Heydt and Scott Stanford and Seajin Oh and Joseph Eckerle},
  booktitle={SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring},
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) can overcome many limitations of traditional smart material and transducer technologies. A particularly promising class of EAP is dielectric elastomer, also known as electroelastomer. Dielectric elastomer transducers are rubbery polymer materials with compliant electrodes that have a large electromechanical response to an applied electric field. The technology has been developed to the point where exceptional performance has already been demonstrated: for example… 
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