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Pneumatic carbon nanotube actuators

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Several typesof actuation processes for carbon nanotubes, including non-Faradaic actuation by double-layer charge injection, electrostatic actuation, and light-driven actuation were reported. Thus, it was investigated whether large actuator strains can be obtained at extreme electrochemical potentials for carbon nanotube sheets. The result was the discovery of a new actuation mechanism that generates actuator stains of up to 300% in the thickness direction of carbon nanotube sheets.

Publication Date


  • 2002

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0037016230

Start Page


  • 1728

End Page


  • 1732

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 23

Abstract


  • Several typesof actuation processes for carbon nanotubes, including non-Faradaic actuation by double-layer charge injection, electrostatic actuation, and light-driven actuation were reported. Thus, it was investigated whether large actuator strains can be obtained at extreme electrochemical potentials for carbon nanotube sheets. The result was the discovery of a new actuation mechanism that generates actuator stains of up to 300% in the thickness direction of carbon nanotube sheets.

Publication Date


  • 2002

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0037016230

Start Page


  • 1728

End Page


  • 1732

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 23