28 July 2003 Prospective optical electroactive polymers
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This paper summarizes some of the work done to investigate the environmental stability, optical properties and electroactive response of a polyethylene glycol diepoxypropyl ether (n9)(PEGDE) polymer, acrylic elastomer and polyurethane. The first one confirms piezoelectricity; however it is not suitable for optical applications due to color instability and loss of transparency with various environmental conditions; the second confirms electrostriction with good transparency, while the polyurethane behaves with smaller mixed piezoelectric-electrostrictive response. The acrylic elastomer has demonstrated chemical stability with good optical properties for various environmental conditions
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Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily, Ahmed M. Al-Jumaily, Suad Jassim, Suad Jassim, } "Prospective optical electroactive polymers", Proc. SPIE 5051, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (28 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484430; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.484430
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