Graphene oxide: Surface activity and two-dimensional assembly

Franklin Kim*, Laura J. Cote, Jiaxing Huang

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Abstract

Graphene oxide (GO) is a promising precursor for preparing graphene-based composites and electronics applications. Like graphene, GO is essentially one-atom thick but can be as wide as tens of micrometers, resulting in a unique type of material building block, characterized by two very different length scales. Due to this highly anisotropic structure, the collective material properties are highly dependent on how these sheets are assembled. Therefore, understanding and controlling the assembly behavior of GO has become an important subject of research. In this Research News article the surface activity of GO and how it can be employed to create two-dimensional assemblies over large areas is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1954-1958
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume22
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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