Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 35 Issue 4 August 2012 pp 495-499
CuO/TiO2 nanocrystals grown on graphene (CuO/TiO2–GR) were prepared by a simple hydrothermal method using Cu(CH3COO)2.H2O and (NH4)2TiF6 as precursors and graphene oxide (GO) as templates. The asprepared composites were characterizated by TEM, XRD, FT–IR to determine composition and phase purity. The photocatalytic activity of the samples was evaluated by photo-degradation of methylene blue (MB) aqueous solution under UV and visible light illumination. This work may provide new insights into preparing other inorganic graphene-based composites.
Volume 35 Issue 5 October 2012 pp 795-800
The grafting of graphite oxide (GO) with cyclic ether monomers, directly affords grafting with hyperbranched polymers. The resulting nanocomposites show good solubility in the solvents of polymers, exfoliation of graphene in the polymer matrix and excellent mechanical properties and robustness under bending.
Volume 36 Issue 6 November 2013 pp 1091-1095
Glass substrates modified by carbon/silica composites are fabricated through a two-step process for the preparation of a superhydrophobic surface (water contact angle ≥ 150°). Carbon nanoparticles were first prepared through a deposition process on glass using a hydrothermal synthesis route, then the glass was modified by SiO2 using the hydrolysis reaction of tetraethylorthosilicate at room temperature. It is not only a facile method to create a superhydrophobic surface, but also helps to form a multi-functional surface with high adhesive forces.
Volume 38 Issue 5 September 2015 pp 1457-1463
Freestanding paper-like materials prepared from chemically derived graphene have considerable potential as a carbon-based catalyst in high-performance flexible catalytic reaction. Herein, a highly flexible graphene paper (GP) assembled from graphene oxides (GOs) with the aid of polyacrylamide (PAA) and electroless deposition of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) was prepared. In contrast to previous reports on GOs based on a flow-directed assembly of graphene sheets, this GOs/PAA/Au composite paper exhibited a highly wrinkled and disordered morphology. The resultant GOs/PAA/Au composite paper was applied as a catalytic material for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol and showed the favour separation, recovery and cyclic utilization properties.
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