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Title: Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators

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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Denver, CO
  2. Honeoye Falls, NY
  3. Rochester, NY
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
936239
Report Number(s):
7,361,430
US patent application 10/828,534
DOE Contract Number:
NREL-KDJ-0-30625-01
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE