Giant-Stroke, Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles

Improved electrically powered artificial muscles are needed for generating force, moving objects, and accomplishing work

Ali E. Aliev; Jiyoung Oh; Mikhail E. Kozlov; Alexander A. Kuznetsov; Shaoli Fang; Alexandre F. Fonseca; Raquel Ovalle; Márcio D. Lima; Mohammad H. Haque; Yuri N. Gartstein; Mei Zhang; Anvar A. Zakhidov; Ray H. Baughman

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • Improved electrically powered artificial muscles are needed for generating force, moving objects, and accomplishing work
  • These giant Poisson's ratios explain the observed opposite sign of width and length actuation and result in rare properties: negative linear compressibility and stretch densification

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