Conductive shape memory nanocomposites for high speed electrical actuation

Xiaofan Luo, Patrick T. Mather

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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.

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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