This work was supported by a startup package to RSR by The University of Texas at Austin and by the Texas Nanotechnology Research Superiority Initiative (TNRSI)/SWAN.
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2009
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Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 210–212, January 18, 2010
How to Cite
Park, S., An, J., Suk, J. W. and Ruoff, R. S. (2010), Graphene-Based Actuators. Small, 6: 210–212. doi: 10.1002/smll.200901877
- Issue published online: 14 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Received: 5 OCT 2009
- carbon nanotubes;
- graphene oxide;
A bilayer “paper,” composed of adjacent graphene oxide and MWCNT layers each approximately 10-µm thick, is fabricated by simple sequential filtration of an aqueous suspension of MWCNTs and then graphene oxide platelets, and demonstrated as the first case of a macroscopic graphene-based actuator. The papers curl (see image) depending on humidity and/or temperature.