Surface coating of multi-walled carbon nanotube nanopaper on shape-memory polymer for multifunctionalization
Abbreviated Journal Title
Compos. Sci. Technol.
Carbon nanotubes; Nano composites; Electrical properties; Surface; treatments; ELECTRICAL-CONDUCTIVITY; COMPOSITES; NANOCOMPOSITES; Materials Science, Composites
We are presenting a method of synthesizing three-dimensional self-assembled multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) nanopaper on hydrophilic polycarbonate membrane. The process is based on the very well-defined dispersion of nanotube and controlled pressure vacuum deposition procedure. The morphology and structure of the nanopaper are characterized with scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) over a wide range of scale sizes. A continuous and compact network observed from the microscopic images indicates that the MWCNT nanopaper could have highly conductive property. As a consequence, the sensing properties of conductive MWCNT nanopaper are characterized by functions of temperature and water content. Meanwhile, in combination with shape-memory polymer (SMP), the conductive MWCNT nanopaper facilitates the actuation in SMP nanocomposite induced by electrically resistive heating. Furthermore, the actuating capability of SMP nanocomposite is utilized to drive up a 5-gram mass from 0 to 30 mm in height. Crown Copyright (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Composites Science and Technology
"Surface coating of multi-walled carbon nanotube nanopaper on shape-memory polymer for multifunctionalization" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1592.