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Keywords:

  • printing;
  • carbon nanotubes;
  • conductivity;
  • gellan gumon;
  • dispersions
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Printed conducting carbon nanotube networks on flexible substrates can function as strain gauges and actuators. On page 4790, Geoffrey Pidcock and Marc in het Panhuis report the extrusion printing of carbon nanotubes using the biopolymer gellan gum. The biopolymer is an excellent dispersent for the nanotubes and has the appropriate flow properties to allow for controlled dispensing of carbon nanotube networks.