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22 April 2020 Insight into the dielectric breakdown of elastomers (Conference Presentation)
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Novel insights into the electromechanical failure of dielectric elastomers are presented. Measurements are conducted by coupling a high-speed camera to electrical breakdown strength equipment. It is shown that the breakdown behavior is far from simple since the thin elastomer film undergoes complex dimensional changes before the breakdown. Multiple geometries of the electrodes were investigated and different behaviors were observed. The breakdown patterns were categorized and the underlying theory behind this complex process will be presented.
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Justina Vaicekauskaite, Liyun Yu, and Anne Ladegaard Skov "Insight into the dielectric breakdown of elastomers (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 11375, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII, 113751G (22 April 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2557792
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