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Hierarchically Arranged Helical Fiber Actuators Derived from Commercial Cloth

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Gong,  Jiang
Jiayin Yuan, Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

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Lin,  Huijuan
Jiayin Yuan, Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

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Dunlop,  John W. C.
John Dunlop, Biomaterialien, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

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Yuan,  Jiayin
Jiayin Yuan, Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society;

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Gong, J., Lin, H., Dunlop, J. W. C., & Yuan, J. (2017). Hierarchically Arranged Helical Fiber Actuators Derived from Commercial Cloth. Advanced Materials, 29(16): 1605103. doi:10.1002/adma.201605103.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002C-84FD-C
Abstract
The first hygroscopically tunable cloth actuator is realized via impregnation of a commercial cloth template by a three dimensionally (3D) nanoporous polymer/carbon nanotube hybrid network. The nanoporous hybrid guarantees diffusion of water into the cloth actuator and amplifies the deformation scale. The cloth actuators are mechanically stable with high tensile strength. Because the commercial cotton cloth is inexpensive, such actuators capable of complex motions can be produced in a large size and scale for a wide variety of utilities (e.g. electric generators and “smart” materials).