Conducting polymer - Carbon nanotubes composites

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Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, ISSN: 1944-9380, Vol: 2001-January, Page: 229-232

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Tahhan, May; Barisci, N.; Wallace, Gordon G.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Chemical Engineering; Engineering; Materials Science; Physics and Astronomy; capacitance; carbon nanotubes; composite materials; conducting polymers; electrical conductivity; mechanical strength; composites; conducting; carbon; polymer; nanotubes; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Life Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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The discovery of nanotubes (1) has created a great deal of interest due to the exceptional properties they exhibit. For example, a high electrical conductivity of 5000 S/cm (2) and elastic modulus of > 640 GPa for a single nanotubes "rope" (3), as well as a very high toughness and buckling resistance (4) have been reported. Our Recent work on nanotubes actuators (5) suggests that these materials will exceed all other actuator materials in terms of stress generation, switching speed and operating lifetime. Others have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNT) will be useful as sensing material (6), hydrogen storage (7) and as the active component in supercarjacitors (8).