We demonstrate that gold layers are a promising candidate for resistive heating actuation of liquid crystalline elastomers at moderate strains of around 10% and with good repeatability up to a few 10 kilocycles. These composites are easy to manufacture and have suitable resistivity to be actuated with low-voltage power supplies. The mechanical and electrical properties of such materials are investigated and the observed resistance changes are explained in terms of a percolation model.
|Autori:||Zupancic B; Zalar B; Remskar M.; Domenici V.|
|Titolo:||Actuation of Gold-Coated Liquid Crystal Elastomers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.7567/APEX.6.021701|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|