Biocompatible composite actuator: A supramolecular structure consisting of the biopolymer chitosan, carbon nanotubes, and an ionic liquid

L. Lu, Wei Chen

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A composite actuator constructed from a carbon nanotube/biopolymer supramolecular structure (see figure) that can be driven by electrical stimulation independently without solution environment support is presented. It is lightweight, constructed from biocompatible components, and exhibits considerable actuation performance at low voltage, making it of great value for biomedical applications.© 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3745-3748
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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