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Electrostatically Driven Nanoballoon Actuator
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics. Univ Calif Berkeley, Dept Phys, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA; Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Div Mat Sci, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA; Univ Calif Berkeley, Kavli Energy NanoSci Inst, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA; Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics.
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2016 (English)In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 16, no 11, 6787-6791 p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We demonstrate an inflatable nanoballoon actuator based on geometrical transitions between the inflated (cylindrical) and collapsed (flattened) forms of a carbon nanotube. In situ transmission electron microscopy experiments employing a nanoelectromechanical manipulator show that a collapsed carbon nanotube can be reinflated by electrically charging the nanotube, thus realizing an electrostatically driven nanoballoon actuator. We find that the tube actuator can be reliably cycled with only modest control voltages (few volts) with no apparent wear or fatigue. A complementary theoretical analysis identifies critical parameters for nanotube nanoballoon actuation.

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2016. Vol. 16, no 11, 6787-6791 p.
Keyword [en]
Nanoballoon, actuator, collapsed carbon nanotube, nanomanipulator, reinflation
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Condensed Matter Physics Nano Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129209DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02394ISI: 000387625000011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-129209DiVA: diva2:1059604
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved

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