Carbon Nanotube Film Sensors


  • The authors wish to acknowledge the support of the Texas Institute for Intelligent Bio-Nano Materials and Structure for Aerospace Vehicles, funded by NASA Cooperative Agreement No. NCC-1-02038.


A carbon nanotube film (see Figure) can be used as a strain sensor at the macroscale, due to the dependence of the electrical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical deformation at the nanoscale.