Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)

Carbon Nano Structures & Devices Chapter 3

Near-Infrared Light Induced Mechanical Responses in Single-to-Few Layer Graphene

Authors: J. Loomis, B. King, B. Panchapakesan

Affilation: University of Louisville, United States

Pages: 294 - 297

Keywords: carbon nanostructure, composite, photomechanical, actuation, graphene

Layer dependent physical responses of graphene-based polymer composites to near-infrared (NIR) light are reported. Thin film polymer composites were fabricated and compared utilizing both single layer graphene and few layer graphene (~5 layers). NIR-induced axial stress and kinetics were measured and found to exhibit three distinct pre-strain dependent response states. Composite stress responses, elastic moduli, and efficiencies were observed to depend on the number of graphene layers in the two-dimensional crystal.

ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5
Pages: 804
Hardcopy: $209.95

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