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Improvement of carbon nanotubes films conductivity for use in biomedical application
Author(s): Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk; Daniel Janczak; Jakub Krzemiński; Sandra Lepak; Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus; Anna Młożniak; Małgorzata Jakubowska
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Paper Abstract

Carbon nanotube (CNT) yarns and sheets due to their biocompatibility, very good mechanical strength and flexibility can find wide range of applications in nanomedicine, inter alia as mechanical actuators for artificial muscles or electrodes used for deep brain stimulation. However, because of CNT film behavior in liquid environment, before their using in biological applications, they should be coated with a special protective layer. The purpose of created coatings is not only to protect the films, but also to increase their conductivity. The aim of the research was to test various methods of achieving such coatings on CNT films and to evaluate quality and flexibility of coated CNT films. The coatings were made using various suspensions containing polymer materials such methyl polymethacrylate and conductive silver flakes. The methods tested in this study were: dipping, painting and flooding of the CNT yarns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10445, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017, 104452U (7 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2280028
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Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Daniel Janczak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jakub Krzemiński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Sandra Lepak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Anna Młożniak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Małgorzata Jakubowska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10445:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Maciej Linczuk, Editor(s)

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