Crumpled graphene nanosheets as highly effective barrier property enhancers

Owen C. Compton, Soyoung Kim, Cynthia Pierre, John M. Torkelson, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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Near-trace concentrations (0.02 vol%) of crumpled graphene nanosheets suspended within a polystyrene matrix drastically inhibit the permeation of oxygen molecules through the resulting polymer-graphene nanocomposite. This decrease in permeability is a direct result of the low solubility of oxygen within the nanocomposite, which is considerably densified by the graphene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4759-4763
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number42
StatePublished - Nov 9 2010


  • Composite materials
  • Food packaging
  • Graphene
  • Graphite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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