Oriented Arrays of Graphene in a Polymer Matrix by in situ Reduction of Graphite Oxide Nanosheets

Seema Ansari, Antonios Kelarakis, Luis Estevez, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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Abstract

Graphite oxide-Nafion hybrids with a high degree of alignment are cast from aqueous solution in the absence of any external field and reduced in situ by exposure to hydrazine to produce graphene-Nafion hybrids. Dramatic enhancement of electrical conductivity indicates sufficient accessibility of the inorganic nanosheets to the reducing agent, through the nanochannels formed by the polymeric ionic domains. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalSmall
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 18 2010
Externally publishedYes

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