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dc.contributor.authorFaisal, Md. Shahnewaz Sabit
dc.contributor.authorYe, Zhihang
dc.contributor.authorChen, Zheng
dc.contributor.authorAsmatulu, Ramazan
dc.identifier.citationMd. Shahnewaz Sabit Faisal ; Zhihang Ye ; Zheng Chen ; Ramazan Asmatulu; Electrical properties of nanoscale metallic thin films on dielectric elastomer at various strain rates . Proc. SPIE 9430, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015, 943031 (April 1, 2015)en_US
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dc.description.abstractDielectric elastomers (DEs) have significant applications in artificial muscle and other biomedical equipment and device fabrications. Metallic thin films by thin film transfer and sputter coating techniques can provide conductive surfaces on the DE samples, and can be used as electrodes for the actuators and other biomedical sensing devices. In the present study, 3M VHB 4910 tape was used as a DE for the coating and electrical characterization tests. A 150 nm thickness of gold was coated on the DE surfaces by sputter coating under vacuum with different pre-strains, ranging from 0 to 100%. Some of the thin films were transferred to the surface of the DEs. Sputter coating, and direct transferring gold leaf coating methods were studied and the results were analyzed in detail in terms of the strain rates and electrical resistivity changes. Initial studies indicated that the metallic surfaces remain conductive even though the DE films were considerably elongated. The coated DEs can be used as artificial muscle by applying electrical stimulation through the conductive surfaces. This study may provide great benefits to the readers, researchers, as well as companies involved in manufacturing of artificial muscles and actuators using smart materials.en_US
dc.publisherSPIE, American Society of Mechanical Engineersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2015;v.9430
dc.subjectDielectric elastomeren_US
dc.subjectSputter coatingen_US
dc.subjectMetallic thin filmsen_US
dc.subjectStrain ratesen_US
dc.subjectElectrical conductivityen_US
dc.subjectSensing equipment and devicesen_US
dc.titleElectrical properties of nanoscale metallic thin films on dielectric elastomer at various strain ratesen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
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