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Title: Nanoporous carbon actuator and methods of use thereof

Abstract

An electrochemically driveable actuator according to one embodiment includes a nanoporous carbon aerogel composition capable of exhibiting charge-induced reversible strain when wetted by an electrolyte and a voltage is applied thereto. An electrochemically driven actuator according to another embodiment includes a nanoporous carbon aerogel composition wetted by an electrolyte; and a mechanism for causing charge-induced reversible strain of the composition. A method for electrochemically actuating an object according to one embodiment includes causing charge-induced reversible strain of a nanoporous carbon aerogel composition wetted with an electrolyte to actuate the object by the strain.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. San Leandro, CA
  2. Discovery Bay, CA
  3. Karlsruhe, DE
  4. Stutensee, DE
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1058901
Patent Number(s):
8,231,770
Application Number:
12/723,215
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Biener, Juergen, Baumann, Theodore F, Shao, Lihua, and Weissmueller, Joerg. Nanoporous carbon actuator and methods of use thereof. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Biener, Juergen, Baumann, Theodore F, Shao, Lihua, & Weissmueller, Joerg. Nanoporous carbon actuator and methods of use thereof. United States.
Biener, Juergen, Baumann, Theodore F, Shao, Lihua, and Weissmueller, Joerg. Tue . "Nanoporous carbon actuator and methods of use thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1058901.
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abstractNote = {An electrochemically driveable actuator according to one embodiment includes a nanoporous carbon aerogel composition capable of exhibiting charge-induced reversible strain when wetted by an electrolyte and a voltage is applied thereto. An electrochemically driven actuator according to another embodiment includes a nanoporous carbon aerogel composition wetted by an electrolyte; and a mechanism for causing charge-induced reversible strain of the composition. A method for electrochemically actuating an object according to one embodiment includes causing charge-induced reversible strain of a nanoporous carbon aerogel composition wetted with an electrolyte to actuate the object by the strain.},
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year = {2012},
month = {7}
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