DNA-Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Fibers for supercapacitors and Artificial Muscles
DNA–single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) hybrid fibers are fabricated. Partial debundling and alignment of the nanotubes reduces junction resistances leading to high conductivities. The DNA is effective, as a mechanical binder and for debundling the SWNTs, even when immersed in liquid electrolytes. Therefore, the DNA–SWNT Fibers show excellent supercapacitor behavior and superior actuation performance.
Shin, S., Lee, C., So, I., Jeon, J., Kang, T. M., Kee, C., Kim, S., Spinks, G. Maxwell., Wallace, G. G. & Kim, S. (2008). DNA-Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Fibers for supercapacitors and Artificial Muscles. Advanced Materials, 20 466-470.