Fast carbon nanotube charging and actuation

TitleFast carbon nanotube charging and actuation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMadden, J. D. W., J. N. Barisci, P. A. Anquetil, G. M. Spinks, G. G. Wallace, R. H. Baughman, and I. W. Hunter
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume18
Pagination870–+
ISSN0935-9648
Abstract

Millisecond timescale charging and contraction of carbon nanotube artificial muscle is demonstrated. The mechanical power-to-mass ratio is five times higher than in human muscle, and electrical power transfer is ten times greater than observed in supercapacitors. These results show that, despite their electrochemical nature, carbon nanotube electrodes (see figure) can respond surprisingly quickly.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.200502136
DOI10.1002/adma.200502136

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