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Title: Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators

Abstract

The present invention discloses a carbon nanotube (SWNT)-polymer composite actuator and method to make such actuator. A series of uniform composites was prepared by dispersing purified single wall nanotubes with varying weight percents into a polymer matrix, followed by solution casting. The resulting nanotube-polymer composite was then successfully used to form a nanotube polymer actuator.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Denver, CO
  2. Honeoye Falls, NY
  3. Rochester, NY
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
936239
Patent Number(s):
7,361,430
Application Number:
10/828,534
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) NREL
DOE Contract Number:
NREL-KDJ-0-30625-01
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Gennett, Thomas, Raffaelle, Ryne P, Landi, Brian J, and Heben, Michael J. Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Gennett, Thomas, Raffaelle, Ryne P, Landi, Brian J, & Heben, Michael J. Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators. United States.
Gennett, Thomas, Raffaelle, Ryne P, Landi, Brian J, and Heben, Michael J. Tue . "Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/936239.
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year = {Tue Apr 22 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
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