Facile Fabrication of Light, Flexible and Multifunctional Graphene Fibers
Macroscopic graphene fibers with strength comparable to carbon nanotube yarns have been fabricated with a facile dimensionally-confined hydrothermal strategy from low-cost, aqueous graphite oxide suspensions, which is shapable, weavable, and has a density of less than 1/7 conventional carbon fibers. in combination with the easy in situ and post-synthesis functionalization, the highly flexible graphene fibers can be woven into smart textiles.
Z. Dong et al., "Facile Fabrication of Light, Flexible and Multifunctional Graphene Fibers," Advanced Materials, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Jan 2012.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201200170
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Graphene; Graphite Oxide; Fibers; Multifunctionality
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