Artificial Muscles Based on Polypyrrole/Carbon Nanotube Laminates

Zheng, Wen, Razal, Joselito M, Whitten, Philip G, Ovalle-Robles, Raquel, Wallace, Gordon G, Baughman, Ray H and Spinks, Geoffrey M 2011, Artificial Muscles Based on Polypyrrole/Carbon Nanotube Laminates, Advanced Materials, vol. 23, no. 26, pp. 2966-2970, doi: 10.1002/adma.201100512.

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Title Artificial Muscles Based on Polypyrrole/Carbon Nanotube Laminates
Author(s) Zheng, Wen
Razal, Joselito MORCID iD for Razal, Joselito M
Whitten, Philip G
Ovalle-Robles, Raquel
Wallace, Gordon G
Baughman, Ray H
Spinks, Geoffrey M
Journal name Advanced Materials
Volume number 23
Issue number 26
Start page 2966
End page 2970
Total pages 5
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0935-9648
Summary A novel method for the periodical assembly of laminates of forest-drawn carbon nanotube (CNT) sheets and polypyrrole (PPy) is described. The method produces composite films in which the volume fraction and orientation of CNTs can be controlled. Actuator stroke and strength is increased and work capacity per cycle doubled when nanotube orientation is perpendicular to the actuation direction. Most importantly, these PPy/CNT laminates have dramatically decreased creep during actuation, which has been a major barrier for the application of PPy actuators.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/adma.201100512
Field of Research 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C4.1 Letter or note
Copyright notice ©2011, Wiley
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