Experimental Investigation on 3D Graphene-CNT Hybrid Foams with Different Interactions
AbstractDue to the exceptional properties of graphene, numerous possibilities for real applications in various fields have been provided. However, it is a challenge to fabricate bulk graphene materials with properties arising from the nature of individual graphene sheets, and which assemble into monolithic three-dimensional structures. If 3D structured graphene foam were made instead of 2D structured graphene, it is expected that it would be a facile fabrication, with relatively low cost with the possibility of scale-up, and would maintain the intrinsic properties of graphene. To solve the weaknesses of 2D structured graphene, this study aimed to fabricate a 3D graphene-carbon nanotubes (CNT) hybrid foam. In this study, CNT was used to reinforce the graphene foams. In addition, two different surfactants, known as sodium dodecylbenzene sulphonate (SDBS) and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), were applied to help CNT dispersion. The π–π interaction was induced by SDBS/CNT, while ionic interaction was derived from CTAB/CNT. To confirm the charge effect with different surfactants, SEM, Zeta-potential, FT-IR, Raman spectroscopy, and compression tests were performed. When using a cationic surfactant, CTAB, compressive modulus, and strength increased due to the formation of relatively strong ionic bonding. View Full-Text
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Kim, H.-S.; Lee, S.K.; Wang, M.; Kang, J.; Sun, Y.; Jung, J.W.; Kim, K.; Kim, S.-M.; Nam, J.-D.; Suhr, J. Experimental Investigation on 3D Graphene-CNT Hybrid Foams with Different Interactions. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 694.
Kim H-S, Lee SK, Wang M, Kang J, Sun Y, Jung JW, Kim K, Kim S-M, Nam J-D, Suhr J. Experimental Investigation on 3D Graphene-CNT Hybrid Foams with Different Interactions. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(9):694.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Hye-soo; Lee, Stephanie K.; Wang, Mei; Kang, Junmo; Sun, Yan; Jung, Jae W.; Kim, Kyunghoon; Kim, Sung-Min; Nam, Jae-Do; Suhr, Jonghwan. 2018. "Experimental Investigation on 3D Graphene-CNT Hybrid Foams with Different Interactions." Nanomaterials 8, no. 9: 694.
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