The present invention discloses a carbon nanotube (SWNT)-polymer composite actuator and method to make such actuator. A series of uniform composites was prepared by dispersing purified single wall nanotubes with varying weight percents into a polymer matrix, followed by solution casting. The resulting nanotube-polymer composite was then successfully used to form a nanotube polymer actuator.
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The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. NREL-KDJ-0-30625-01 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Rochester Institute of Technology.