Platinum Nanowire Actuator: Metallic Artificial Muscles
S. Lu, K. Sivakumar and B. Panchapakesan
University of Delaware, US
actuator, nanowire, carbon nanotube
In this paper, we have fabricated platinum nanowires by using carbon nanotube as templates and have shown its applications for nanoactuation using electro-chemical actuation techniques.The strain response of the nanowire is measured and a total strain amplitude of 0.18% is acquired compared to the 0.15% for platinum nanoparticle actuator that was reported. To date, this is the first platinum nanowire actuator.
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