Maximal energy that can be converted by a dielectric elastomer generator

@article{Koh2009MaximalET,
  title={Maximal energy that can be converted by a dielectric elastomer generator},
  author={S. Koh and X. Zhao and Z. Suo},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={94},
  pages={262902}
}
Mechanical energy can be converted to electrical energy by using a dielectric elastomer generator. The elastomer is susceptible to various modes of failure, including electrical breakdown, electromechanical instability, loss of tension, and rupture by stretch. The modes of failure define a cycle of maximal energy that can be converted. This cycle is represented on planes of work-conjugate coordinates and may be used to guide the design of practical cycles. 
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