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11 July 2002 Performance of dielectric elastomer actuators and materials
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Dielectric elastomer actuators performance depends on their construction and the way they are driven. We describe the governing equations for the dynamic performance of actuators and show examples of their use. Both the properties of the base elastomer material and the compliant electrodes influence the actuators performance. The mechanical and electrical properties of elastomers are discussed with a focus on an acrylate pressure sensitive adhesive from 3M, which is used by a number of groups. The influence of these properties on the actuator properties is analyzed.
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Peter Sommer-Larsen, Guggi Kofod, M. H. Shridhar, Mohammed Benslimane, and Peter Gravesen "Performance of dielectric elastomer actuators and materials", Proc. SPIE 4695, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (11 July 2002);

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