Functionalized graphene sheets as molecular templates for controlled nucleation and self-assembly of metal oxide-graphene nanocomposites

Xiaolin Li, Wen Qi, Donghai Mei, Maria L. Sushko, Ilhan A. Aksay, Jun Liu

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Abstract

By using a combination of theoretical and experimental techniques, it is demonstrated that functionalized graphene sheets (FGS) can function as a new class of molecular templates to direct the nucleation, crystalline phase transition, and self-assembly process of surfactant micelles and metal oxides. Novel, three-dimensional FGS-metal oxide nanocomposite materials with an ordered mesoporous structure can be synthesized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5136-5141
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Keywords

  • graphene
  • metal oxide-graphene nanocomposites
  • molecular templates
  • self-assembly

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