Tunable mechanical properties of self-assembled SWNT/polymer nanocomposite films for mems

D. Zhang, T. Cui

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Abstract

This paper presents layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembled single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)/polymer nanocomposite films with a large range of tunable mechanical properties, characterized by a combinative approach of piezoelectric excitation and laser vibrometer measurement. The Young's modulus of SWNT/polymer nanocomposites is tunable from hundreds to tens of GPa, as a function of the SWNT volume fraction. This tunability can serve as a benchmark to tailor the nanocomposite thin films for potential applications to MEMS and NEMS devices, such as nanoswitches, nanoresonators, and biosensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
Pages497-500
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 13 2011
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jan 23 2011Jan 27 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other24th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period1/23/111/27/11

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    Zhang, D., & Cui, T. (2011). Tunable mechanical properties of self-assembled SWNT/polymer nanocomposite films for mems. In 2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2011 (pp. 497-500). [5734470] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2011.5734470