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Microstructural Evaluation of DEAP Material after Stress Relaxation
Posters, Presentations, and Papers
  • Cody Rieger, Andrews University
  • Gunnar Lovhoiden, Andrews University
  • James Magbanua, Andrews University
  • Boon-Chai Ng, Ph.D., Andrews University
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Engineering & Computer Science
First Advisor
Boon-Chai Ng, Ph.D.
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Dielectric 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 Information
Cody Rieger, Gunnar Lovhoiden, James Magbanua and Boon-Chai Ng. "Microstructural Evaluation of DEAP Material after Stress Relaxation" (2015)
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