"Magnetoactivated" Elastomer: An Alternative to Electroactive Polymer
This paper deals with the development of a new type of composites called "magnetoactivated" polymers and the exploration of some of their potential applications. "Magnetoactivated" polymers consist of small embedding (micron-sized) magnetic particles in a high elastic silicon matrix to render it magnetically active and at the same time mechanically strong. The experimental characterizations obtained (magnetic permeability and Young modulus) were systematically compared with the values resulting from the modeling of this material.The elastic properties of our "magnetoactivated" silicon motive us to use them as pump membranes, the evolution of the displacement of the pump membrane with the applied magnetic field were verified in ANSYS and experimentally for various contents of iron particles in the silicon matrix.
Inga Skiedraite and Jolanta Baskutiene
Y. Razouk et al., ""Magnetoactivated" Elastomer: An Alternative to Electroactive Polymer", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 144, pp. 244-249, 2009