8Nanodielectric Elastomers for Flexible Generators

Li‐Juan Yin and Zhi‐Min Dang

Department of Electrical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Power System, Tsinghua University, Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100084, China

8.1 Introduction

Electro‐active polymers (EAPs), a kind of soft materials that can respond to electrical fields by changing their shape, have great promise to mimic muscle‐like behavior. EAPs can convert electrical energy to mechanical energy, acting as actuators, or vice versa acting as generators, namely flexible generators [1, 2]. Because of their advantages of light weight, high energy density, high conversion efficiency, and great strain, EAPs have attracted increasing attention from scientists, researchers, and ...

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