ISSS-2005 / SA-13 Polymer Power : Dielectric Elastomers and Their Applications in Distributed Actuation and Power Generation

  title={ISSS-2005 / SA-13 Polymer Power : Dielectric Elastomers and Their Applications in Distributed Actuation and Power Generation},
  author={Harsha Prahlad and Roy Kornbluh and Ron Pelrine and Scott Stanford and Joseph Eckerle},
In the past decade, dielectric elastomers have emerged as promising multifunctional smart energy-transduction materials in several actuation, sensing, and electric power generation applications. As actuators, dielectric elastomers have demonstrated strains (over 300%) and specific energy density (over 3.4 J/g) larger than that observed in any other field-activated smart material. In generator mode, dielectric elastomers have been shown to generate electricity from mechanical motion with high… CONTINUE READING
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