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Graphene–Polymer Composites

  1. Gianfranco Carotenuto,
  2. Luigi Nicolais

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc103

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Carotenuto, G. and Nicolais, L. 2012. Graphene–Polymer Composites. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–4.

Author Information

  1. University of Naples Federico II & Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials, Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

Abstract

Graphene is a novel nanostructured material that can be conveniently used as filler for thermoplastic polymers or thermosetting resins, and the resulting nanocomposite material has unique mechanical and chemical/physical properties. Industrial production of graphene/polymer materials requires the availability of a chemical route to produce massive amounts of graphene. Natural graphite flakes can be the best starting material for bulk production of graphene to be used in polymeric nanocomposite preparation.

Keywords:

  • graphene;
  • nanocomposites;
  • graphite oxide;
  • polymers;
  • ultrasounds;
  • intercalation;
  • expanded graphite