7 August 2017 Improvement of carbon nanotubes films conductivity for use in biomedical application
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Proceedings Volume 10445, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017; 104452U (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2280028
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2017, 2017, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
Carbon nanotube (CNT) yarns and sheets due to their biocompatibility, very good mechanical strength and flexibility can find wide range of applications in nanomedicine, inter alia as mechanical actuators for artificial muscles or electrodes used for deep brain stimulation. However, because of CNT film behavior in liquid environment, before their using in biological applications, they should be coated with a special protective layer. The purpose of created coatings is not only to protect the films, but also to increase their conductivity. The aim of the research was to test various methods of achieving such coatings on CNT films and to evaluate quality and flexibility of coated CNT films. The coatings were made using various suspensions containing polymer materials such methyl polymethacrylate and conductive silver flakes. The methods tested in this study were: dipping, painting and flooding of the CNT yarns.
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Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk, Daniel Janczak, Jakub Krzemiński, Sandra Lepak, Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus, Anna Młożniak, Małgorzata Jakubowska, "Improvement of carbon nanotubes films conductivity for use in biomedical application", Proc. SPIE 10445, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017, 104452U (7 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2280028; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2280028
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