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Gecko-foot-mimetic aligned single-walled carbon nanotube dry adhesives with unique electrical and thermal properties

Qu, Liangti and Dai, Liming (2007) Gecko-foot-mimetic aligned single-walled carbon nanotube dry adhesives with unique electrical and thermal properties. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 19 (22). 3844+.

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Official URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/1168361...

Abstract

Vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube (VA-SWNT) arrays synthesized by a combined plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and fast heating method show a maximum achievable macroscopic adhesive force of 29 N cm(-2), which is the highest among all synthetic and natural gecko feet (10 N cm(-2)). This, together with the unique thermal and electric properties of SWNTs, represents a significant advance in developing new dry adhesives of electrical/thermal management capabilities for diverse potential applications, ranging from smart packaging to advanced electronic integration.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adhesives • Biomimetics • Carbon nanotubes
Subjects:Technology > Nanotechnology and energy applications
ID Code:234
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:18 Dec 2008 14:25
Last Modified:18 Dec 2008 14:25

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