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Development of measurement set-up for electromechanical analysis of bucky paper actuators

: Kosidlo, U.; Weis, D.G.; Hying, K.; Haque, M.H.; Kolaric, I.


AZonano. Journal of nanotechnology online 3 (2007), 16. November 2007, 11 pp.
Journal Article
Fraunhofer TEG ()
Carbon Nanotube (CNT); Actuator; Antrieb

The main focus of this paper is a measurement set-up constructed to perform electromechanical characterization of bucky papers, which are sheets of carbon nanotubes (CNT) obtained via filtration process. The experimental set-up consists of three electrodes, where bucky paper serves also as the working electrode. Measurements are performed in liquid electrolyte to allow the build up of the electrochemical double-layer, which is necessary for the actuation of carbon nanotubes. The measurements are performed with focus on the out-of-plane strain and stress generated by the structure of interest.