Effects of Applied Potential on Friction of a Piezoelectric Material
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Effects of the piezoelectricity of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) on sliding friction against itself are investigated in this research. The piezoelectricity is the response of a piezoelectric material, such as PVDF, to an applied electrical voltage in terms of stress or physical dimension. Such a response is found to influence the sliding-frictional behavior. This research is beneficial in terms of understanding fundamental friction. The applications of this research are in wide areas, such as the design of a microgripper used for surgeries, microassembly, and micromanipulation. Copyright © 2007 by ASME.
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Mani, S., Perez, R., Lee, H., Ounaies, Z., Hung, W., & Liang, H.