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Multi-scale modeling of carbon nanotube-based artificial muscles

Grant number: 19/15018-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Douglas Soares Galvão
Grantee:John Emil Petersen Iii
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/08293-7 - CCES - Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences, AP.CEPID

Abstract

We intend to carry out a multi-scale investigation of carbon nanotube-based artificial muscles. Objectives: to create structural models representative of the CNT yarns; to investigate the physical origin of the coiled process; to investigate the role of the embedded paraffin in the actuation process; to investigate whether other embedded organic molecules could lead to the same actuation performance. (AU)