The idea that a solid material can deform when stimulated by electricity originated in the late-18th century with observations of ruptures in overcharged Leyden jars, the first electrical capacitors. In 1776, Italian scientist Alessandro Volta mentioned in a letter that Italian experimenter Felice Fontana had noted volume changes in the Leyden jar upon electrification, an observation that launched a new field of investigation—“deformable” materials affected by electricity. More than two centuries later, the concept of “electrically stretchable materials” is at the forefront of devising bioinspired robots, tactile and haptic interfaces, and adaptive optical systems.
|Autori:||F. CARPI; S. BAUER; DE ROSSI D.|
|Titolo:||Stretching Dielectric Elastomer Performance|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1126/science.1194773|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|