Title

Fast carbon nanotube charging and actuation

RIS ID

16500

Publication Details

Madden, J., Barisci, J., Anquetil, P., Spinks, G. Maxwell., Wallace, G. G., Baughman, R. & Hunter, I. (2006). Fast carbon nanotube charging and actuation. Advanced Materials, 18 (7), 870-873.

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.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.200502136