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Efficient, absorption-powered artificial muscles based on carbon nanotube hybrid yarns

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Abstract


  • A new type of absorption-powered artificial muscle provides high performance without needing a temperature change. These muscles, comprising coiled carbon nanotube fibers infiltrated with silicone rubber, can contract up to 50% to generate up to 1.2 kJ kg−1. The drive mechanism for actuation is the rubber swelling during exposure to a nonpolar solvent. Theoretical energy efficiency conversion can be as high as 16%.

UOW Authors


  •   Lima, Marcio Dias. (external author)
  •   Hussain, Mohammad W. (external author)
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Naficy, Sina (external author)
  •   Hagenasr, Daniela (external author)
  •   Bykova, Julia S. (external author)
  •   Tolly, Derrick (external author)
  •   Baughman, Ray H. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

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Citation


  • Lima, M. Dias., Hussain, M. W., Spinks, G. M., Naficy, S., Hagenasr, D., Bykova, J. S., Tolly, D. & Baughman, R. H. (2015). Efficient, absorption-powered artificial muscles based on carbon nanotube hybrid yarns. Small, 11 (26), 3113-3118.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84936124473

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/context/aiimpapers/article/2466/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1464

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Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 3113

End Page


  • 3118

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • A new type of absorption-powered artificial muscle provides high performance without needing a temperature change. These muscles, comprising coiled carbon nanotube fibers infiltrated with silicone rubber, can contract up to 50% to generate up to 1.2 kJ kg−1. The drive mechanism for actuation is the rubber swelling during exposure to a nonpolar solvent. Theoretical energy efficiency conversion can be as high as 16%.

UOW Authors


  •   Lima, Marcio Dias. (external author)
  •   Hussain, Mohammad W. (external author)
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Naficy, Sina (external author)
  •   Hagenasr, Daniela (external author)
  •   Bykova, Julia S. (external author)
  •   Tolly, Derrick (external author)
  •   Baughman, Ray H. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Published In


Citation


  • Lima, M. Dias., Hussain, M. W., Spinks, G. M., Naficy, S., Hagenasr, D., Bykova, J. S., Tolly, D. & Baughman, R. H. (2015). Efficient, absorption-powered artificial muscles based on carbon nanotube hybrid yarns. Small, 11 (26), 3113-3118.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84936124473

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/context/aiimpapers/article/2466/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1464

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 3113

End Page


  • 3118

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Germany