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Three-Dimensional Graphene Composite Containing Graphene-SiO2 Nanoballs and Its Potential Application in Stress Sensors

1,2,†, 2,*,†, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1,* and 2,*
School of Opto-Electronic Engineering, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun 130022, China
Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing 400714, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Nanomaterials 2019, 9(3), 438;
Received: 15 February 2019 / Revised: 8 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 15 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multifunctional Graphene-Based Nanocomposites)
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Combining functional nanomaterials composite with three-dimensional graphene (3DG) is a promising strategy for improving the properties of stress sensors. However, it is difficult to realize stress sensors with both a wide measurement range and a high sensitivity. In this paper, graphene-SiO2 balls (GSB) were composed into 3DG in order to solve this problem. In detail, the GSB were prepared by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, and then were dispersed with graphene oxide (GO) solution to synthesize GSB-combined 3DG composite foam (GSBF) through one-step hydrothermal reduction self-assembly method. The prepared GSBF owes excellent mechanical (95% recoverable strain) and electrical conductivity (0.458 S/cm). Furthermore, it exhibits a broad sensing range (0–10 kPa) and ultrahigh sensitivity (0.14 kPa−1). In addition, the water droplet experiment demonstrates that GSBF is a competitive candidate of high-performance materials for stress sensors. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; three-dimensional structure; stress sensor graphene; three-dimensional structure; stress sensor

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Zhao, B.; Sun, T.; Zhou, X.; Liu, X.; Li, X.; Zhou, K.; Dong, L.; Wei, D. Three-Dimensional Graphene Composite Containing Graphene-SiO2 Nanoballs and Its Potential Application in Stress Sensors. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 438.

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