Tensile actuators of carbon nanotube coiled yarn based on polydiacetylene–pluronic copolymers as temperature indicators
2016-10-24 18:39:56 조회수221
Hee Uk Lee(1),(4), Hyunsoo Kim(1),(4), Kyoung-Yong Chun(1), Cheong Hoon Kwon(1), Márcio D Lima(2), Ray H Baughman(3) and Seon Jeong Kim(1) 1) Center for Self-powered Actuation, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea 2) Nano-Science & Technology Center LINTEC OF AMERICA, Inc. R&D Division 990 N. Bowser Road, Suite 800 Richardson, Texas 75081, USA 3) The Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75083, USA 원문 링크 :


Most polydiacetylenes (PDAs) have been studied as chromatic sensors or temperature indicators because of their phase transition that is accompanied by a color change from blue to red. Here, we focus on the structural change based on the polydiacetylene phase transition for a temperature-responsive tensile actuator at low temperature using a copolymer composed of PDA and pluronic in a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) coiled yarn. In this paper, we do not focus on the general color change phenomenon of PDA. We demonstrate that the volume change of PDA in the MWCNT coiled yarn provides ∼180% tensile strain at low temperature (∼53 °C). Insertion of the pluronic copolymer into the coiled yarn composed of PDA and MWCNT caused the tensile actuation temperature to decrease by ∼6 °C (with tensile actuation of ∼230%) compared to an actuator without pluronic copolymer. Furthermore, we could verify that the large tensile actuation was also predominantly affected by the melting of the nonpolymerized diacetylene (DA) monomer and the pluronic copolymer. MWCNT coiled yarn actuators with PDA-pluronic copolymer can be easily prepared, have a large tensile actuation, and are actuated at low temperature. It could be used as temperature indicators in the food, drugs, and medical fields. 

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