Advanced Materials

Super-Stretchable Spring-Like Carbon Nanotube Ropes

Authors

  • Yuanyuan Shang,

    1. Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
    2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China
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  • Xiaodong He,

    1. Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
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  • Yibin Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
    • Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
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  • Luhui Zhang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China
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  • Zhen Li,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Chunyan Ji,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China
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  • Enzheng Shi,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China
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  • Peixu Li,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Ke Zhu,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Qingyu Peng,

    1. Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
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  • Chao Wang,

    1. Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
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  • Xinjiang Zhang,

    1. Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
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  • Rongguo Wang,

    1. Centre for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China
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  • Jinquan Wei,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Kunlin Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Hongwei Zhu,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Dehai Wu,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
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  • Anyuan Cao

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China.
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Abstract

Spring-like carbon nanotube ropes consisting of perfectly arranged loops are fabricated by spinning single-walled nanotube films, and can sustain tensile strains as high as 285%.

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