Authors: S. Lu, K. Sivakumar and B. Panchapakesan
Affilation: University of Delaware, United States
Pages: 131 - 134
Keywords: 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.