14. Electroactive Polymer Soft Material Based on Dielectric Elastomer

  1. D. Bhattacharyya Editor3,
  2. Thomas Schäfer Editor4,
  3. S. R. Wickramasinghe Co-Editor5 and
  4. Sylvia Daunert Co-Editor6
  1. Liwu Liu1,
  2. Zhen Zhang2,
  3. Yanju Liu1 and
  4. Jinsong Leng2

Published Online: 22 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118389553.ch14

Responsive Membranes and Materials

Responsive Membranes and Materials

How to Cite

Liu, L., Zhang, Z., Liu, Y. and Leng, J. (2012) Electroactive Polymer Soft Material Based on Dielectric Elastomer, in Responsive Membranes and Materials (eds D. Bhattacharyya, T. Schäfer, S. R. Wickramasinghe and S. Daunert), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom. doi: 10.1002/9781118389553.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA

  2. 4

    POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country, Spain

  3. 5

    Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Astronautical Science and Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Peoples Republic of China

  2. 2

    Centre for Composite Materials, Science Park of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), People's Republic of China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974308

Online ISBN: 9781118389553



  • electroactive polymer;
  • electronic electroactive polymers;
  • ionic electroactive polymers;
  • dielectric elastomers;
  • folded actuator


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Electroactive Polymers

  • Materials of Dielectric Elastomers

  • The Theory of Dielectric Elastomers

  • Failure Model of a Dielectric Elastomer

  • Converter Theory of Dielectric Elastomer