Recent Advances in Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites


Graphene has attracted considerable interest over recent years due to its intrinsic mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Incorporation of small quantity of graphene fillers into polymer can create novel nanocomposites with im- proved structural and functional properties. This review introduced the recent progress in fabrication, properties and potential applications of graphene-polymer composites. Recent research clearly confirmed that graphene-polymer na-nocomposites are promising materials with applications ranging from transportation, biomedical systems, sensors, elec-trodes for solar cells and electromagnetic interference. In addition to graphene-polymer nanocomposites, this article also introduced the synergistic effects of hybrid graphene-carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the properties of composites. Finally, some technical problems associated with the development of these nanocomposites are discussed.

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D. Galpaya, M. Wang, M. Liu, N. Motta, E. Waclawik and C. Yan, "Recent Advances in Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites," Graphene, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2012, pp. 30-49. doi: 10.4236/graphene.2012.12005.

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