Experimental Study on Piezoresistivity and Magnetoresistivity of Magnetorheological Elastomers
As a new type of smart materials, magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) has become a hot current research focus. However, the piezoresistivity and magnetoresistivity of MRE have not been well studied. In this paper, this was done by using a test rig developed by the authors. The experimental results showed that the conductivity of the MRE responded sensitively to the applied pressure, and a linear relationship between the resistivity of the MRE and the applied pressure can be observed within a certain range. Besides, the sensitivity of piezoresistivity is different among different ratios of metal content, and it becomes more obvious when using the nickel content. And, the magnetoresistivity of MRE is not obvious in a range of low magnetic field intensity, and there is also no hysteresis phenomenon about magnetoresistivity.
Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu, Weihua Li and Di Zheng
W. Q. Ye et al., "Experimental Study on Piezoresistivity and Magnetoresistivity of Magnetorheological Elastomers", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 37-38, pp. 444-447, 2010