20 October 2009 Dielectric properties of carbon nanotube/silicone elastomer composites
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Proceedings Volume 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering; 749315 (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.845406
Event: Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 2009, Weihai, China
Abstract
Dielectric elastomers have received a great deal of attention recently for effectively transforming electrical energy to mechanical work. Their large strains and conformability make them enticing materials which can be applied in many domains: biomimetics, aerospace, mechanics, medicals, etc. In order to maximize actuator performance, the dielectric elastomer actuators should have a high dielectric constant and high dielectric breakdown strength. Here we have investigated the increase in permittivity of a commercial silicone elastomer by the addition of carbon nanotube. The percolation threshold of the composites is obtained to be low. Experimental results suggest that for the case of conductive filler particle-elastomer matrix interaction, actuation strain increases with increasing carbon nanotube content.
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Zhen Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Shouhua Sun, Shouhua Sun, Liwu Liu, Liwu Liu, Kai Yu, Kai Yu, Yanju Liu, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng, Jinsong Leng, } "Dielectric properties of carbon nanotube/silicone elastomer composites", Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 749315 (20 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.845406; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.845406
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