Smart Mater. Struct. volume 22, issue 5, P055025 2013 DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/22/5/055025 View full text
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Fabia Galantini, Sabrina Bianchi, Valter Castelvetro, Giuseppe Gallone

Abstract: Among the broad class of electro-active polymers, dielectric elastomer actuators represent a rapidly growing technology for electromechanical transduction. In order to further develop this applied science, the high driving voltages currently needed must be reduced. For this purpose, one of the most considered approach is based on making elastomeric composites with highly polarisable fillers in order to increase the dielectric constant while maintaining both low dielectric losses and high mechanical compliance.…

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