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Seyed M. Mirvakili, Alexey Pazukha, William Sikkema, Chad W. Sinclair, Geoffrey M. Spinks, Ray H. Baughman and John D. W. Madden Niobium Nanowire Yarns and their Application as Artificial Muscles Advanced Functional Materials 23

Version of Record online: 5 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203808

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Niobium nanowires are twisted to form strong (0.4 to 1.1 GPa) and highly conductive (3 × 106 S m−1) yarns. Impregnation with paraffin wax produces linear and large torsional actuation in response to heating and cooling.

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