Nanotech 2005 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2005 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Nano Composites Chapter 2

Platinum Nanowire Actuator: Metallic Artificial Muscles

Authors: S. Lu, K. Sivakumar and B. Panchapakesan

Affilation: University of Delaware, United States

Pages: 131 - 134

Keywords: actuator, nanowire, carbon nanotube

Abstract:
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.

Platinum Nanowire Actuator: Metallic Artificial Muscles

ISBN: 0-9767985-1-4
Pages: 808
Hardcopy: $109.95