Research Progress of Graphene-based Composite Materials

Author(s): Dongzhi Lai, Wenxing Chen, Guohua Jiang.

Journal Name: Current Physical Chemistry

Volume 3 , Issue 3 , 2013

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Abstract:

Graphene sheets have outstanding electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Furthermore, owing to the abundance of naturally existing graphite as the source material for graphene, it is considered an ideal reinforcing component to modify the properties of matrix, compared with other carbon nanofillers. This review will summarize the development of graphene/polymer composites, graphene/nanoparticle composites and graphene/carbon-based materials (nanotubes, fullerenes) composites in recent years, including the fabrication of nanocomposites, mechanical properties and electrical properties, thermal conductivity and thermal stability. The synergy of graphene with other types of carbon nanofillers used as hybrid reinforcing systems shows great potential and could significantly broaden the application of graphene. The relevant research will also be included in this review.

Keywords: Graphene, polymer nanocomposites, nanotechnology.

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VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2013
Page: [269 - 282]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1877946811303030004
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