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17 March 2006 Development of enhanced synthetic rubber for energy efficient polymer actuators
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A new material, called synthetic rubber in this paper, is proposed as a material for artificial muscle actuator based on dielectric elastomer. The presented material displays enhanced electrical as well as mechanical characteristics in terms of higher dielectric constant, elastic strength and lower stress relaxation. Several experiments are performed to evaluate actuation performance of the material. Also, its advantages are proved by conducting comparative studies with the other existing materials.
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Kwangmok Jung, Jonghoon Lee, M. S. Cho, Ja Choon Koo, Jae-do Nam, Y. K. Lee, and Hyouk Ryeol Choi "Development of enhanced synthetic rubber for energy efficient polymer actuators", Proc. SPIE 6168, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), 61680N (17 March 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.658149
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