Extrusion printing of flexible electrically conducting carbon nanotube networks

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Carbon nanotube networks in biopolymer solutions are explored as potential

    ink systems for the extrusion printing of conducting structures. The

    biopolymer gellan gum is found to act as an excellent dispersant of multiwalled

    carbon nanotubes and has the appropriate fl ow properties to act

    as a thickener for the controlled dispensing of carbon nanotube networks.

    Absorbing substrates are found to improve the resolution and the fl exibility of

    the printed structures. These printed conducting carbon nanotube networks

    exhibit interesting mechanical and electrical characteristics, which are applied

    to demonstrate their actuating and strain gauging capabilities.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Pidcock, G. C. & in het Panhuis, M. (2012). Extrusion printing of flexible electrically conducting carbon nanotube networks. Advanced Functional Materials, 22 (22), 4790-4800.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84869069468

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4634

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 4790

End Page


  • 4800

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 22

Abstract


  • Carbon nanotube networks in biopolymer solutions are explored as potential

    ink systems for the extrusion printing of conducting structures. The

    biopolymer gellan gum is found to act as an excellent dispersant of multiwalled

    carbon nanotubes and has the appropriate fl ow properties to act

    as a thickener for the controlled dispensing of carbon nanotube networks.

    Absorbing substrates are found to improve the resolution and the fl exibility of

    the printed structures. These printed conducting carbon nanotube networks

    exhibit interesting mechanical and electrical characteristics, which are applied

    to demonstrate their actuating and strain gauging capabilities.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Pidcock, G. C. & in het Panhuis, M. (2012). Extrusion printing of flexible electrically conducting carbon nanotube networks. Advanced Functional Materials, 22 (22), 4790-4800.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84869069468

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4634

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 4790

End Page


  • 4800

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 22