Electromechanical strain responses of SEBS/carbon composite

Myeong Hee Kim, Seong Hun Kim, Hee La Kwak, Youn Duk Park, Seung Sang Hwang, Chong Min Koo, Soon Man Hong

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Electromechanical strain response of poly (styrene-b-ethylene-co-butylene- b-styrene) (SEBS)/carbon black(C) composite has been investigated by using laser displacement sensors. The composite consisting of neat SEBS, mineral oil and carbon powder was prepared by internal mixer. Compliant carbon paste electrodes were coated on both sides of the composite films. The SEBS and SEBS/C composite showed very fast electromechanical strain responses to the electric stimulation. The residual strain was rarely observed during the cyclic actuation tests. The SEBS/C composite with a small amount of carbon black had much higher electromechanical strain than the SEBS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44/[320]-48/[324]
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by a grant from the Fundamental R&D Program for Core Technology of Materials funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Republic of Korea and partially by a grant from Hybrid Materials Research Center of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).


  • Composite
  • Dielectric
  • Electromechanical strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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