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Multifunctional carbon nanofiber/nanotube smart materials
Author(s): Yeo-Heung Yun; Inpil Kang; Ramanand Gollapudi D.D.S.; Jong Won Lee; Douglas Hurd; Vesselin N. Shanov; Mark J. Schulz; Jay Kim; Donglu Shi; J. F. Boerio; Srinivas Subramaniam
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the development of new multifunctional smart materials based on Carbon Nanofibers (CNF) and Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT). The material properties of CNF/MWCNT are a little lower than the properties of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT). However, the CNF/MWCNT have the potential for more practical applications since their cost is lower. This paper discusses the development of four CNF/MWCNT-based sensors and actuators. These are: (i) an Electrochemical Wet Actuator for use in a liquid electrolyte, (ii) an Electrochemical Dry Actuator for use in a dry environment, (iii) a Bioelectronic sensor; and (iv) a MWCNT neuron for structural health monitoring. These materials are exciting because of their unique properties and many applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5763, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600276
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Yeo-Heung Yun, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Inpil Kang, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Ramanand Gollapudi D.D.S., Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Jong Won Lee, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (South Korea)
Douglas Hurd, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Vesselin N. Shanov, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Mark J. Schulz, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Jay Kim, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Donglu Shi, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
J. F. Boerio, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Srinivas Subramaniam, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5763:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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