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Co-Ni-carbon flexible composite fibres for directional magnetic actuation

Garcia-Torres, Jose, Crean, Carol and Vallés, Elisa (2017) Co-Ni-carbon flexible composite fibres for directional magnetic actuation Materials & Design, 141. pp. 9-16.

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Flexible microcomponents are being widely employed in the microelectronic industry; however; they suffer from a lack of complex movement. To address this problem, we have developed flexible, electrically conductive, magnetic composite fibres showing complex motion in three dimensions with the capacity to be selectively actuated. Flexible carbon-based fibres were prepared by wet-spinning and were subsequently modified by electrodepositing Co-Ni. The high aspect ratio of the fibre (40 μm diameter, 3.5 cm length) causes a directional dependence in the magnetostatic energy, which will allow for anisotropic actuation of the composite. Thus, the application of magnetic fields allows for a precise control of the movement with high reproducibility and accuracy.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
Authors :
Garcia-Torres, Jose
Vallés, Elisa
Date : 7 December 2017
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
DOI : 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.12.008
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Carbon nanomaterials; Cobalt-nickel; Flexible composite fibres; Wet-spinning; Magnetic actuation
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 26 Feb 2018 09:50
Last Modified : 11 Dec 2018 11:23

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