Title

Recent Advances in Graphene Based Polymer Composites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2010

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

This paper reviews recent advances in the modification of graphene and the fabrication of graphene-based polymer nanocomposites. Recently, graphene has attracted both academic and industrial interest because it can produce a dramatic improvement in properties at very low filler content. The modification of graphene/graphene oxide and the utilization of these materials in the fabrication of nanocomposites with different polymer matrixes have been explored. Different organic polymers have been used to fabricate graphene filled polymer nanocomposites by a range of methods. In the case of modified graphene-based polymer nanocomposites, the percolation threshold can be achieved at a very lower filler loading. Herein, the structure, preparation and properties of polymer/graphene nanocomposites are discussed in general along with detailed examples drawn from the scientific literature. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Progress in Polymer Science

Volume

35

Issue

11

First Page

1350

Last Page

1375