Graphene-based bimorph microactuators

Shou En Zhu, Roxana Shabani, Jonghyun Rho, Youngsoo Kim, Byung Hee Hong, Jong Hyun Ahn, Hyoung J. Cho

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A novel graphene-on-organic film fabrication method that is compatible with a batch microfabrication process was developed and used for electromechanically driven microactuators. A very thin layer of graphene sheets was monolithically integrated and the unique material characteristics of graphene including negative thermal expansion and high electrical conductivity were exploited to produce a bimorph actuation. A large displacement with rapid response was observed while maintaining the low power consumption. This enabled the successful demonstration of transparent graphene-based organic microactuators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-981
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Zhu, S. E., Shabani, R., Rho, J., Kim, Y., Hong, B. H., Ahn, J. H., & Cho, H. J. (2011). Graphene-based bimorph microactuators. Nano letters, 11(3), 977-981.