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Topological Design of Ultrastrong and Highly Conductive Graphene Films

Topological Design of Ultrastrong and Highly Conductive Graphene Films
Chun Li, Mingmao Wu, Gaoquan Shi, Miao Zhang, Yeye Wen
Nacre-like graphene films are prepared by evaporation-induced assembly of graphene oxide dispersions containing small amounts of cellulose nanocrystal (CNC), followed by chemical reduction with hydroiodic acid. CNC induces the formation of wrinkles on graphene sheets, greatly enhancing the mechanical properties of the resultant graphene films. The graphene films deliver an ultrahigh tensile strength of 765 ± 43 MPa (up to 800 MPa in some cases), a large failure strain of 6.22 ± 0.19%, and a superior toughness of 15.64 ± 2.20 MJ m−3, as well as a high electrical conductivity of 1105 ± 17 S cm−1. They have a great potential for applications in flexible electronics because of their combined excellent mechanical and electrical properties. Ultrastrong graphene films can be readily prepared by tailoring the topological structures of reduced graphene oxide sheets within the graphene films. Integrated lightweight, ultrastrength, superior toughness, and high conductivity enable the graphene films to have great potential application in flexible electronics.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201702831

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