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Claryfying The Carbon Nanotube Actuation Mechanism - An Experimental Approach

Geier, Sebastian and Müller, Stephan and Mahrholz, Thorsten and Riemenschneider, Johannes and Wierach, Peter and Sinapius, Michael (2012) Claryfying The Carbon Nanotube Actuation Mechanism - An Experimental Approach. ASME SMASIS 2012, 19. - 21. Sept. 2012, Stone Mountain, USA.

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Experimental investigations of different architectures made of pure, as produced carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the main focus of this presented article. Different types of experimental set-ups are used to analyze the free strain of the CNT-based architectures. According to their build-up different experimental set-ups like actuated tensile tests, in-plane and out-of-plane strain measurements are realized to investigate the actuation mechanism and possible dependencies. The first analyzed architecture can be characterized as a 2D paper of randomly oriented, entangled single walled CNTs, also called Bucky-paper. In contrast the second investigated architecture consists of highly oriented, vertically aligned multi walled CNTs grown on a substrate of glassy carbon. The results are evaluated according to findings of various other material quality tests in order to find a significant statement for their possible actuation mechanisms.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Claryfying The Carbon Nanotube Actuation Mechanism - An Experimental Approach
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Geier, SebastianFA-MFW
Müller, StephanFA-MFW
Mahrholz, ThorstenFA-MFW
Riemenschneider, JohannesFA-ADA
Wierach, PeterFA-MFW
Sinapius, MichaelFA-LTG
Date:September 2012
Keywords:Carbon Nanotube Actuator, CNT-Array, Ionic Liquid;
Event Title:ASME SMASIS 2012
Event Location:Stone Mountain, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19. - 21. Sept. 2012
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures & Materials
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Adaptronics
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Multifunctional Materials
Deposited By: Isolde Böhringer-Thelen
Deposited On:10 Oct 2012 09:27
Last Modified:17 Jan 2013 14:19

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