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|Title:||Laser-induced rapid carbon nanotube micro-actuators|
|Authors:||Lim, Z.H. |
|Source:||Lim, Z.H., Sow, C.-H. (2010-03-09). Laser-induced rapid carbon nanotube micro-actuators. Advanced Functional Materials 20 (5) : 847-852. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200901604|
|Abstract:||Laser-induced rapid actuating microstructures made of aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays are achieved. Desirable operational features of the CNT micro-actuators include low laser power activation, rapid response, elastic and reversible motion, and robust durability. Experimental evidence suggests a laser-induced electrostatic interaction mechanism as the primary cause of the optomechanical phenomenon. Oscillating CNT micro-actuators up to 40 kHz are achieved by driving them with a modulated laser beam. The micro-actuators are utilized in exerting a sub-micro-Newton force to bend nanowires. Electrical coupling of the micro-actuator and feasibilities of multiactuator systems made entirely out of CNTs are also demonstrated. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &. Co. KGaA.|
|Source Title:||Advanced Functional Materials|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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