20 February 2015 New dielectric elastomers with improved properties for energy harvesting and actuation
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Proceedings Volume 9258, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VII; 925808 (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072287
Event: Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies 2014, 2014, Constanta, Romania
Abstract
New materials with large value for dielectric constant were obtained by using siloxane and chemically modified lignin. The modified lignin does not act as a stiffening filler material for the siloxane but acts as bulk filler, preserving the softness and low value of Young’s modulus specific for silicones. The measured values for dielectric constant compare positively with the ones for previously tested dielectric elastomers based on siloxane rubber or acrylic rubber loaded with ceramic nanoparticles. The new materials use the well-known silicone chemistry and lignin which is available worldwide in large amounts as a by-product of pulp and paper industry, making its manufacturing affordable. The prepared dielectric elastomers were tested for possible applications for wave, wind and kinetic body motion energy harvesting. Siloxane, lignin, dielectric
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George Stiubianu, Adrian Bele, Codrin Tugui, Valentina Musteata, "New dielectric elastomers with improved properties for energy harvesting and actuation ", Proc. SPIE 9258, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VII, 925808 (20 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2072287; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2072287
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