Graphene-Based Bimorph Microactuators
Abbreviated Journal Title
Graphene; actuator; organic; thermal; mechanical; sensor; ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES; FILMS; FABRICATION; ACTUATORS; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Chemistry, Physical; Nanoscience &; Nanotechnology; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Physics, Applied; Physics, Condensed Matter
A novel graphene-on-organic film fabrication method that is compatible with a batch microfabrication process was developed and used for electromechanically driven microactuators. A very thin layer of graphene sheets was monolithically integrated and the unique material characteristics of graphene including negative thermal expansion and high electrical conductivity were exploited to produce a bimorph actuation. A large displacement with rapid response was observed while maintaining the low power consumption. This enabled the successful demonstration of transparent graphene-based organic microactuators.
"Graphene-Based Bimorph Microactuators" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2173.