Thermoelectric Responsive Shape Memory Graphene/Hydro-Epoxy Composites for Actuators
AbstractA series of thermoelectric responsive shape memory hydro-epoxy (H-EP) composites filled with different contents of graphene were developed and characterized. Compared with traditional actuation materials, these novel shape memory composites exhibit attractive properties, such as light weight, large deformation, good processability and high response speed, making them good candidates for actuator materials. The effect of graphene content on the shape memory composites was studied in terms of mechanical, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), electrical properties, and thermoelectric responsive shape memory test. The results show that when graphene content was 2 wt %, the bend strength of the composite improved by about 47% with a storage modulus larger than other composites. The shape recovery ratio of the composites was about 100%, and the shape recovery speed increased with the increment of graphene content, applied voltage, and temperature. Due to the excellent actuation performance, the graphene/hydro-epoxy composite has potential applications in the actuator in the future. View Full-Text
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Wang, Y.; Tian, W.; Xie, J.; Liu, Y. Thermoelectric Responsive Shape Memory Graphene/Hydro-Epoxy Composites for Actuators. Micromachines 2016, 7, 145.
Wang Y, Tian W, Xie J, Liu Y. Thermoelectric Responsive Shape Memory Graphene/Hydro-Epoxy Composites for Actuators. Micromachines. 2016; 7(8):145.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Yongkun; Tian, Wenchao; Xie, Jianqiang; Liu, Yan. 2016. "Thermoelectric Responsive Shape Memory Graphene/Hydro-Epoxy Composites for Actuators." Micromachines 7, no. 8: 145.
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