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Title: Electrostriction in field-structured composites: Basis for a fast artificial muscle?

Abstract

The electrostriction of composites consisting of dielectric particles embedded in a gel or elastomer is discussed. It is shown that when these particles are organized by a uniaxial field before gelation, the resulting {ital field-structured} composites are expected to exhibit enhanced electrostriction in a uniform field applied along the same axis as the structuring field. The associated stresses might be large enough to form the basis of a polymer-based fast artificial muscle. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1421 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
362676
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; ARTIFICIAL ORGANS; MUSCLES; ELASTOMERS; GELS; ELECTRIC FIELDS

Citation Formats

Martin, J.E., and Anderson, R.A. Electrostriction in field-structured composites: Basis for a fast artificial muscle?. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.479725.
Martin, J.E., & Anderson, R.A. Electrostriction in field-structured composites: Basis for a fast artificial muscle?. United States. doi:10.1063/1.479725.
Martin, J.E., and Anderson, R.A. Wed . "Electrostriction in field-structured composites: Basis for a fast artificial muscle?". United States. doi:10.1063/1.479725.
@article{osti_362676,
title = {Electrostriction in field-structured composites: Basis for a fast artificial muscle?},
author = {Martin, J.E. and Anderson, R.A.},
abstractNote = {The electrostriction of composites consisting of dielectric particles embedded in a gel or elastomer is discussed. It is shown that when these particles are organized by a uniaxial field before gelation, the resulting {ital field-structured} composites are expected to exhibit enhanced electrostriction in a uniform field applied along the same axis as the structuring field. The associated stresses might be large enough to form the basis of a polymer-based fast artificial muscle. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}},
doi = {10.1063/1.479725},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
number = 9,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}