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Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets.
It is reported that chemically converted graphene sheets obtained from graphite can readily form stable aqueous colloids through electrostatic stabilization, making it possible to process graphene materials using low-cost solution processing techniques, opening up enormous opportunities to use this unique carbon nanostructure for many technological applications.
Artificial Muscles from Fishing Line and Sewing Thread
It was demonstrated that inexpensive high-strength polymer fibers used for fishing line and sewing thread can be easily transformed by twist insertion to provide fast, scalable, nonhysteretic, long-life tensile and torsional muscles.
Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Polymer Systems
Rapid advances in synthetic polymer science and nanotechnology have revealed new avenues of development in conductive electroactive polymers that take greater advantage of this versatile class of
Cracks Faster than the Shear Wave Speed
Classical dynamic fracture theories predict the surface wave speed to be the limiting speed for propagation of in-plane cracks in homogeneous, linear elastic materials subjected to remote loading.
Harvesting waste thermal energy using a carbon-nanotube-based thermo-electrochemical cell.
Thermocells are demonstrated, in practical configurations, that harvest low-grade thermal energy using relatively inexpensive carbon multiwalled nanotube (MWNT) electrodes that provide high electrochemically accessible surface areas and fast redox-mediated electron transfer, which significantly enhances thermocell current generation capacity and overall efficiency.
A novel carbon nanotube modified scaffold as an efficient biocathode material for improved microbial electrosynthesis
We report on a novel biocompatible, highly conductive three-dimensional cathode manufactured by direct growth of flexible multiwalled carbon nanotubes on reticulated vitreous carbon (NanoWeb-RVC) for
Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Materials Systems
Preface Introduction. Assembly of Polypyrroles. Properties of Polypyrroles. Synthesis of Polyanilines. Properties of Polyanilines. Synthesis and Properties of Polythiophenes. Processing and Device
Torsional Carbon Nanotube Artificial Muscles
It is shown that an electrolyte-filled twist-spun carbon nanotube yarn, much thinner than a human hair, functions as a torsional artificial muscle in a simple three-electrode electrochemical system, providing a reversible 15,000° rotation and 590 revolutions per minute.