Conductive shape memory nanocomposites for high speed electrical actuation

Xiaofan Luo, Patrick T. Mather

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

174 Scopus citations

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2146-2149
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this