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Electrospun polymer-CNT actuators
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Paper Abstract

Electrospun polymer-MWCNTs fibers were prepared using a precursor solution that consists of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), Poly(dymethylsiloxane) and Poly(methylmethacrylate) in Tetrahydrofuran (THF) and Dimethylformamide (DMF). Before adding them into the precursor, the MWCNTs were dispersed in Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS) and water. We report evidence of UV photo-conduction and photo-actuation in electrospun PDMS/PMMA-CNT composite fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8107, Nano-Opto-Mechanical Systems (NOMS), 81070M (31 August 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894112
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J. P. Crespo, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
S. Rosa, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
A. Meléndez, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
J. J. Santiago-Avilés, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
I. Ramos, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
E. M. Campo, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8107:
Nano-Opto-Mechanical Systems (NOMS)
Jaume Esteve; Eugene M. Terentjev; Eva M. Campo, Editor(s)

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