Piezo-resistive and thermo-resistance effects of highly-aligned CNT based macrostructures

Dau, V. T. and Tran, C. D. and Bui, T. T. and Nguyen, V. D. X. and Dinh, T. X. (2016) Piezo-resistive and thermo-resistance effects of highly-aligned CNT based macrostructures. RSC Advances, 6 (108). pp. 106090-106095.


Recent advances in assembling Carbon NanoTubes (CNTs) into macrostructures with outstanding properties, such as high tensile strength, high conductivity and porosity, and strong corrosive resistance, have underpinned potentially novel applications. For example, in advanced electronics, bioengineering and nanomechanics. This paper focuses on the development of (i) the piezoresistive polydimethylsiloxane–CNT (PDMS–CNT) composite membrane, and (ii) the thermo-resistive CNT hotwire using a technique of producing highly aligned CNT yarns and films. Our experimental results show that while PDMS–CNT films possess an outperformed gauge factor (10.7) compared with ones of CNT films in recent publications and several metals, a clear linear relationship of the resistance versus the temperature for a hotwire using CNT yarn is observed. Hence, the work supplies valuable evidence in the use of CNT films and yarns in several potential applications as thermal sensing elements and anemometric hotwires, respectively.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 04:40
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 02:06
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/c6ra22872k
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29971

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