Journal article

Tunable d-spacing of dry reduced graphene oxide nanosheets for enhancing re-dispersibility in organic solvents

H Chen, C Qi, L Shen, Q Fu, Z Wang, Z Xiong, Y Sun, Y Liu

Applied Surface Science | Elsevier | Published : 2020


The reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets were modified by using polymeric nanospheres to adjust the d-spacings between dry rGO nanosheets. The experimental and computational studies show that the incorporation of polymeric nanospheres can effectively increase the d-spacing between dry rGO nanosheets, and meanwhile provide good compatibility of rGO with organic solvents. Specifically, when the d-spacing between nanosheets is greater than 14.0 nm, the dried rGO nanosheets can be well redispersed and stabilized in various organic solvents. This study thus provides a new technology that can produce dry rGO nanosheets with good re-dispersibility and stability in various organic solvents on a l..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for the support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grants (51773184 and U1810114), Shanxi Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (20181102014 and 201803D421081), and the ARC grants under the Future Fellowship scheme (FT180100312).