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Title: Symmetrical electroadhesives independent of different interfacial surface conditions
Authors: Guo, Jianglong
Hovell, T.
Bamber, Tom
Petzing, Jon N.
Justham, Laura
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: AIP Publishing © Author(s)
Citation: GUO, J. ... et al, 2017. Symmetrical electroadhesives independent of different interfacial surface conditions. Applied Physics Letters, 111 (22), 221603.
Abstract: Current electroadhesive actuators cannot produce stable electroadhesive forces on the same substrate with different interfacial surface interactions. It is, therefore, desirable to develop electroadhesive actuators that can generate stable adhesive forces on different surface conditions. A symmetrical electroadhesive pad that is independent of different interfacial scratch directions is developed and presented. A relative difference of only 6.4% in the normal force direction was observed when the electroadhesive was facing an aluminium plate with surface scratch directions of 0°, 45°, 90°, and 135°. This step-change improvement may significantly promote the application of electroadhesion technology. In addition, this manifests that significant performance improvements could be achieved via further investigations into electroadhesive designs.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by AIP Publishing under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: The authors acknowledge support from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation, in undertaking this research work under Grant Reference No. EP/IO33467/1.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1063/1.5000715
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28034
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5000715
ISSN: 0003-6951
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