Dielectric elastomers of interpenetrating networks
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CitationSuo, Zhigang, and Jian Zhu. 2009. “Dielectric Elastomers of Interpenetrating Networks.” Applied Physics Letters 95 (23): 232909. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3272685.
AbstractRecent experiments have shown that a voltage can induce a large deformation in an elastomer of interpenetrating networks. To understand the observation, this paper describes a model of interpenetrating networks of long and short chains. As the voltage ramps up, the elastomer may undergo snap-through instability. The network with long chains fills the space and keeps elastomer complaint at small to modest deformation. The network with short chains acts as a safety net that restrains the elastomer from thinning excessively.
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