Microstructural Evaluation of DEAP Material after Stress RelaxationPosters, Presentations, and Papers
Date of Award6-3-2015
DepartmentEngineering & Computer Science
First AdvisorBoon-Chai Ng, Ph.D.
AbstractDielectric Electro Active Polymers (DEAP) has the potential of converting mechanical energy into useful electrical energy. This material consists of a silicone dielectric film material with a special corrugated surface and a very thin layer of metallic electrodes on both sides of the surface. As these materials allow large mechanical deformations with low operating forces, potential applications include using this material to convert the energy from the ocean waves, and wind. This work examined the capacitance to provide useful information in optimizing the electrical properties for specific applications, and to investigate how the electrical properties are affected by electrical and/or mechanical breakdown.
Citation InformationCody Rieger, Gunnar Lovhoiden, James Magbanua and Boon-Chai Ng. "Microstructural Evaluation of DEAP Material after Stress Relaxation" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gunnar_lovhoiden/4/