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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.

Graphical abstract: Conductive shape memory nanocomposites for high speed electrical actuation

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The article was received on 20 Jan 2010, accepted on 30 Mar 2010 and first published on 19 Apr 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C001295E
Soft Matter, 2010,6, 2146-2149

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    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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