20 October 2009 Fabrication and properties of shape-memory polymer coated with conductive nanofiber paper
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Proceedings Volume 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering; 749341 (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.845398
Event: Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 2009, Weihai, China
Abstract
A unique concept of shape-memory polymer (SMP) nanocomposites making up of carbon nanofiber paper was explored. The essential element of this method was to design and fabricate nanopaper with well-controlled and optimized network structure of carbon nanofibers. In this study, carbon nanofiber paper was prepared under ultrasonicated processing and vapor press method, while the dispersion of nanofiber was treated by BYK-191 dispersant. The morphologies of carbon nanofibers within the paper were characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In addition, the thermomechanical properties of SMP coated with carbon nanofiber paper were measured by the dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA). It was found that the glass transition temperature and thermomechanical properties of nanocomposites were strongly determined by the dispersion of polymer in conductive paper. Subsequently, the electrical conductivity of conductive paper and nanocomposites were measured, respectively. And experimental results revealed that the conductive properties of nanocoposites were significantly improved by carbon nanopaper, resulting in actuation driven by electrical resistive heating.
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Haibao Lu, Haibao Lu, Yanju Liu, Yanju Liu, Jan Gou, Jan Gou, Jinsong Leng, Jinsong Leng, } "Fabrication and properties of shape-memory polymer coated with conductive nanofiber paper", Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 749341 (20 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.845398; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.845398
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