Soft fluidic pumps harness instabilities for large-volume pumping

We report new designs of soft pumps made of dielectric elastomers, which allows for large-volume pumping across a wide range of hydrostatic pressures. By harnessing instabilities, the pumps are able to achieve large deformation. Two versions of pumps: Single membrane and dual membranes. This work was led by Dr Yap Choon Hwai and his post-doc Li Zhe at NUS. 

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