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The electromechanical response of polymer networks with long-chain molecules

Cohen, Noy and deBotton, Gal (2015) The electromechanical response of polymer networks with long-chain molecules. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 20 (6). pp. 721-728. ISSN 1081-2865.

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The coupled electromechanical response of a polymer with long chains is analyzed in terms of the local response and distribution of the dipolar monomers. A comparison between two variational statements for a continuous and a discrete system leads to an estimate for the coupled electromechanical energy-density function of the polymer. Two types of dipolar monomer are considered, and the variations in the macroscopic responses of polymers with random distributions of chains are determined. Lastly, the analytical predications are favorably compared with recent experimental measurements.

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Additional Information:© 2016 by SAGE Publications. Received January 27, 2014. Accepted March 10, 2014. Published online before print September 19, 2014.
Subject Keywords:Electroactive polymers; Gaussian chains; finite deformation; electromechanical coupling
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:Noy Cohen and Gal deBotton The electromechanical response of polymer networks with long-chain molecules Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids July 2015 20: 721-728, first published on September 19, 2014 doi:10.1177/1081286514550574
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Nov 2016 18:50
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