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High performance, electrolyte-free torsional and tensile carbon nanotube yarn composite muscles

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • The concept of deploying strong carbon nanotube

    yarns as actuators has produced both

    electrochemically and thermally powered yarn

    muscles. The performance of electrochemically

    powered yarn muscles [1, 2] is adversely affected

    for most applications by the need for electrolyte,

    counter electrode, and device packaging, which add

    much more to actuator weight and volume than the

    actuating electrode. The electrolyte also limits

    operating temperature and voltage, as well as

    actuation rate. Previous work has demonstrated use

    of polymer-filled non-twisted carbon nanotube yarns

    as thermally powered shape memory actuators, but

    reversible actuation was not achieved [3]. Dispersed

    carbon nanotubes and nanotube sheets have been

    used for electrically heating thermally actuating

    materials to provide cantilever deflections [4, 5, 6].

UOW Authors


  •   Lima, Marcio Dias. (external author)
  •   Li, Na (external author)
  •   Andrade, M (external author)
  •   Fang, Shaoli (external author)
  •   Oh, Jiyoung (external author)
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Kozlov, Mikhail E. (external author)
  •   Haines, Carter S. (external author)
  •   Suh, Dongseok (external author)
  •   Foroughi, Javad (external author)
  •   Kim, Seon Jeong. (external author)
  •   Chen, Yongsheng (external author)
  •   Ware, Taylor (external author)
  •   Shin, Min-Kyoon (external author)
  •   Machado, Leonardo D. (external author)
  •   Fonseca, Alexandre F. (external author)
  •   Madden, John D. W. (external author)
  •   Voit, Walter E. (external author)
  •   Galvão, Douglas S. (external author)
  •   Baughman, Ray H. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Lima, M., Li, N., Andrade, M., Fang, S., Oh, J., Spinks, G., Kozlov, M., Haines, C., Suh, D., Foroughi, J., Kim, S., Chen, Y., Ware, T., Shin, M., Machado, L., Fonseca, A., Madden, J., Voit, W., Galvao, D. & Baughman, R. H. (2013). High performance, electrolyte-free torsional and tensile carbon nanotube yarn composite muscles. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials (pp. 1-2).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85053203118

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Abstract


  • The concept of deploying strong carbon nanotube

    yarns as actuators has produced both

    electrochemically and thermally powered yarn

    muscles. The performance of electrochemically

    powered yarn muscles [1, 2] is adversely affected

    for most applications by the need for electrolyte,

    counter electrode, and device packaging, which add

    much more to actuator weight and volume than the

    actuating electrode. The electrolyte also limits

    operating temperature and voltage, as well as

    actuation rate. Previous work has demonstrated use

    of polymer-filled non-twisted carbon nanotube yarns

    as thermally powered shape memory actuators, but

    reversible actuation was not achieved [3]. Dispersed

    carbon nanotubes and nanotube sheets have been

    used for electrically heating thermally actuating

    materials to provide cantilever deflections [4, 5, 6].

UOW Authors


  •   Lima, Marcio Dias. (external author)
  •   Li, Na (external author)
  •   Andrade, M (external author)
  •   Fang, Shaoli (external author)
  •   Oh, Jiyoung (external author)
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Kozlov, Mikhail E. (external author)
  •   Haines, Carter S. (external author)
  •   Suh, Dongseok (external author)
  •   Foroughi, Javad (external author)
  •   Kim, Seon Jeong. (external author)
  •   Chen, Yongsheng (external author)
  •   Ware, Taylor (external author)
  •   Shin, Min-Kyoon (external author)
  •   Machado, Leonardo D. (external author)
  •   Fonseca, Alexandre F. (external author)
  •   Madden, John D. W. (external author)
  •   Voit, Walter E. (external author)
  •   Galvão, Douglas S. (external author)
  •   Baughman, Ray H. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Lima, M., Li, N., Andrade, M., Fang, S., Oh, J., Spinks, G., Kozlov, M., Haines, C., Suh, D., Foroughi, J., Kim, S., Chen, Y., Ware, T., Shin, M., Machado, L., Fonseca, A., Madden, J., Voit, W., Galvao, D. & Baughman, R. H. (2013). High performance, electrolyte-free torsional and tensile carbon nanotube yarn composite muscles. ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials (pp. 1-2).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85053203118

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 2