We have developed electrically conducting silicone elastomer nanocomposites that serve both as compliant electrodes in an electrostatic actuator and, at the same time, as optically active elements creating structural color. We demonstrate the capabilities of our setup by actuating an elastomeric diffraction grating and colloidal-crystal-based photonic structures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering