6 May 2005 Metal Rubber electrodes for active polymer devices
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This paper describes the use of Metal Rubber, which is an electrically conductive, low modulus, and optically transparent free-standing nanocomposite, as an electrode for active polymer devices. With its controllable and tailorable properties [such as modulus (from ~ 1 MPa to 100 MPa), electrical conductivity, sensitivity to flex and strain, thickness, transmission, glass transition, and more], Metal Rubber exhibits massive improvements over traditional stiff electrodes that physically constrain the actuator device motion and thus limit productivity. Metal Rubber shows exceptional potential for use as flexible electrodes for many active polymer applications.
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Andrea B. Hill, Andrea B. Hill, Richard O. Claus, Richard O. Claus, Jennifer H. Lalli, Jennifer H. Lalli, Jeffrey B. Mecham, Jeffrey B. Mecham, Bradley A. Davis, Bradley A. Davis, Richard M. Goff, Richard M. Goff, Sumitra Subrahmanayan, Sumitra Subrahmanayan, } "Metal Rubber electrodes for active polymer devices", Proc. SPIE 5759, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (6 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.597737; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.597737
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