Synthesis of graphene-based polymeric nanocomposites

Banerjee, S. and Lee, J. H. and Kuila, T. and Kim, N. H. (2015) Synthesis of graphene-based polymeric nanocomposites. In: Fillers and reinforcements for advanced nanocomposites. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering: (60). Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 133-155. ISBN 978-0-08-100079-3


Graphene, a single atom thick two-dimensional sheet of sp2 – bonded carbon atoms, is one of the allotropes of carbon. It is a monolayer of carbon atoms arranged into a two-dimensional planar honeycomb lattice. It is a unique material due to its superior mechanical property, exceptional thermal and electrical properties, along with high specific area. Due to these excellent properties, graphene has been used as filler in advanced nanocomposites for various applications such as electronics, electrode for supercapacitors, sensors, and structural composites. However, the fabrication of graphene and graphene oxide based nanocomposites faces significant challenges including the surface modification for better interfacial interactions and uniform dispersion of graphene sheets in polymer matrices. This work will provide the recent research progress in graphene based polymeric nanocomposites including the synthesis method of graphene, its surface modification method, fabrication techniques and the applications of graphene nanocomposites.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2015 Woodhead Publishing Limited.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 05:31
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 02:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanocomposites, graphene, polymer, synthesis, surface modification
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100079-3.00007-7

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