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Studies of self-reciprocating characteristic of carbon nanotube film-based cantilevers under light and thermal radiation.
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PMID:  22523985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Self-reciprocating characteristic of carbon nanotube film (CNF)-Cu cantilevers upon exposure to light and thermal radiation was observed. This unique characteristic offers an attractive technical platform for harvesting solar and thermal energies on a single chip, which has been demonstrated recently. This paper reports the detailed experimental studies of this phenomenon. It reveals that the low-frequency self-reciprocation, sensitive to the thicknesses of CNF and Cu and the intensity of the light and thermal radiation, is mainly attributed to the electrostatic interaction among randomly connected carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in CNF. This is due to the fact that electrical currents in CNF induced by light and thermal radiation also exhibit an oscillating characteristic, similar to the self-reciprocating characteristic of the CNF-Cu cantilevers. The mechanism for this observed phenomenon is also discussed by relating the optical, thermal, electrical, elastic and mechanical properties of the CNF.
Zhongcheng Gong; Yi-Hsuan Tseng; Yuan He; Long Que
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1533-4880     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088195     Medline TA:  J Nanosci Nanotechnol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana 71272, USA.
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