Active polymer nanocomposites as electrostrictive materials

Sujay Deshmukh, Zoubeida Ounaies

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of different nanoinclusions and polymers of varying dipole moment on the actuation response of polymer nanocomposites. Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)-based nanocomposites above percolation show a bending actuation response to applied electric fields. The actuation response increases with the nanoinclusion content and amount of dipoles in the system. Dielectric relaxation spectroscopy shows that enhanced polarization drives the actuation response which is determined as electrostriction. The coefficient of electrostriction is calculated at different SWNT content and for different polymer matrices. SWNTs, polymer dipoles and SWNT-polymer interaction is thought to drive the enhanced polarization and hence the electrostrictive response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2008, ICSV 2008
Pages430-437
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2008, ICSV 2008 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 10 2008

Publication series

Name15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2008, ICSV 2008
Volume1

Other

Other15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2008, ICSV 2008
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period7/6/087/10/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Deshmukh, S., & Ounaies, Z. (2008). Active polymer nanocomposites as electrostrictive materials. In 15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2008, ICSV 2008 (pp. 430-437). (15th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2008, ICSV 2008; Vol. 1).