Recent advances in fabrication and characterization of graphene-polymer nanocomposites

Galpaya, Dilini, Wang, Mingchao, Liu, Meinan, Motta, Nunzio, Waclawik, Eric R., & Yan, Cheng (2012) Recent advances in fabrication and characterization of graphene-polymer nanocomposites. Graphene, 1(2), pp. 30-49.

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Graphene has attracted considerable interest over recent years due to its intrinsic mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Incorporation of small quantity of graphene fillers into polymer can create novel nanocomposites with improved structural and functional properties. This review introduced the recent progress in fabrication, properties and potential applications of graphene-polymer composites. Recent research clearly confirmed that graphene-polymer nanocomposites are promising materials with applications ranging from transportation, biomedical systems, sensors, electrodes for solar cells and electromagnetic interference. In addition to graphene-polymer nanocomposites, this article also introduced the synergistic effects of hybrid graphene-carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the properties of composites. Finally, some technical problems associated with the development of these nanocomposites are discussed.

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ID Code: 57961
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Graphene, Polymer nanocomposites, Fabrications and Properties
DOI: 10.4236/graphene.2012.12005
ISSN: 2169-3439
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Composite and Hybrid Materials (091202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200) > Polymers and Plastics (091209)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 SciRes
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2013 22:45
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2013 23:34

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