Three-dimensional graphene-based polymer nanocomposites: preparation, properties and applications

Li Zhi Guan, Li Zhao, Yanjun Jean Wan, Long Cheng Tang

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Abstract

Motivated by the unique structure and outstanding properties of graphene, three-dimensional (3D) graphene-based polymer nanocomposites (3D-GPNCs) are considered as new generation materials for various multi-functional applications. This review presents an overview of the preparation, properties and applications of 3D-GPNCs. Three main approaches for fabricating 3D-GPNCs, namely 3D graphene based template, polymer particle/foam template, and organic molecule cross-linked graphene, are introduced. A thorough investigation and comparison of the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of 3D-GPNCs are performed and discussed to understand their structure-property relationship. Various potential applications of 3D-GPNCs, including energy storage and conversion, electromagnetic interference shielding, oil/water separation, and sensors, are reviewed. Finally, the current challenges and outlook of these emerging 3D-GPNC materials are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14788-14811
Number of pages24
JournalNanoscale
Volume10
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2018

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Three-dimensional graphene-based polymer nanocomposites : preparation, properties and applications. / Guan, Li Zhi; Zhao, Li; Wan, Yanjun Jean; Tang, Long Cheng.

In: Nanoscale, Vol. 10, No. 31, 21.08.2018, p. 14788-14811.

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Guan, Li Zhi ; Zhao, Li ; Wan, Yanjun Jean ; Tang, Long Cheng. / Three-dimensional graphene-based polymer nanocomposites : preparation, properties and applications. In: Nanoscale. 2018 ; Vol. 10, No. 31. pp. 14788-14811.
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