Title

Synergistic effect of carbon nanofiber and carbon nanopaper on shape memory polymer composite

Authors

Authors

H. B. Lu; Y. J. Liu; J. H. Gou; J. S. Leng;S. Y. Du

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

carbon; coatings; composite materials; electrical conductivity; electrical resistivity; heat transfer; nanofibres; nanostructured; materials; polymer blends; shape memory effects; thermal conductivity; Physics, Applied

Abstract

The present work studies the synergistic effect of carbon nanofiber (CNF) and carbon nanopaper on the shape recovery of shape memory polymer (SMP) composite. The combination of CNF and carbon nanopaper was used to improve the thermal and electrical conductivities of the SMP composite. The carbon nanopaper was coated on the surface of the SMP composite in order to achieve the actuation by electrical resistive heating. CNFs were blended with the SMP resin to improve the thermal conductivity to facilitate the heat transfer from the nanopaper to the underlying SMP composite to accelerate the electroactive responses.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

96

Issue/Number

8

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000275027200092

ISSN

0003-6951

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