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Development of new actuator system based on carbon nanotubes

 
: Kosidlo, U.; Weis, D.G.; Moosmann, M.; Hofmann, M.; Schnepf, A.; Kolaric, I.

Borgmann, H. ; Messe und Ausstellungs-GmbH, Bremen:
Actuator 2008. 11th International Conference on New Actuators & 5th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems. Proceedings : 9-11 June 2008, Bremen, Germany; Conference proceedings
Bremen: HVG, Division Messe Bremen, 2008
ISBN: 3-933339-10-3
pp.244-247
International Conference on New Actuators <11, 2008, Bremen>
International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems <5, 2008, Bremen>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer TEG ()
Carbon Nanotube (CNT); Polymer Composite; functional model; actuator; Antrieb

Abstract
Bucky papers, sheets of carbon nanotubes, were the first macroscopic carbon nanotube actuators. However, due to their main disadvantage, which was need for the liquid electrolyte in the actuator system, further research and development was necessary. It resulted in the creation of novel carbon nanotube - polymer composite actuators, which owing to the integration of electrolyte into polymer matrix, can be operated at room conditions as so called "dry" actuators. Such actuators have been already successfully implemented into functional models bringing carbon nanotube actuator technology closer to industrial applications.

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