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Published May 31, 2004 | Published
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All-organic dielectric-percolative three-component composite materials with high electromechanical response


By combining the high-dielectric copper phthalocyanine oligomer (PolyCuPc) and conductive polyanline (PANI) within polyurethane (PU) matrix an all-organic three-component dielectric-percolative composite with high dielectric constant is demonstrated. In this three-component composite system, the high-dielectric-constant PolyCuPc particulates enhance the dielectric constant of the PU matrix and this combined two-component dielectric matrix in turn serves as the high-dielectric-constant host for the PANI to realize percolative phenomenon and further enhance the dielectric response. As a result, an electromechanical strain of 9.3% and elastic energy density of 0.4 J/cm(3) under an electric field of 20 V/mum can be induced.

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© 2004 American Institute of Physics. Received 8 January 2004; accepted 1 April 2004; published online 12 May 2004. The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of this work by NIH under Grant No. 8R01EB002078-04 and Chinese National Natural Science Foundation under Contract No. 50228304.

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