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Conductive shape memory nanocomposites for high speed electrical actuation

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A new shape memory nanocomposite that exhibits rapid electrical actuation capabilities is fabricated by incorporating continuous, non-woven carbon nanofibers (CNFs) into an epoxy based SMP matrix. The fiber morphology and nanometre size provide a percolating conductive network with a large interfacial area. This not only gives high electrical conductivity but also simultaneously enhances heat transfer and recovery stress.

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Submitted
20 Jan 2010
Accepted
30 Mar 2010
First published
19 Apr 2010

Soft Matter, 2010,6, 2146-2149
Article type
Communication

Conductive shape memory nanocomposites for high speed electrical actuation

X. Luo and P. T. Mather, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 2146
DOI: 10.1039/C001295E

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