Advanced Materials

Intact Pattern Transfer of Conductive Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelet Composite Films to Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Platforms

Authors

  • Troy R. Hendricks,

    1. Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Michigan State University 2527 Engineering Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 (USA)
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  • Jue Lu,

    1. Composite Materials and Structures Center Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Michigan State University 2100 Engineering Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 (USA)
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  • Lawrence T. Drzal,

    1. Composite Materials and Structures Center Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Michigan State University 2100 Engineering Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 (USA)
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  • Ilsoon Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Michigan State University 2527 Engineering Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 (USA)
    • Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Michigan State University 2527 Engineering Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 (USA).
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  • This work was funded by the NSF (CTS-0609164), the AFOSR (Air Force Equipment Grant No. FA 9550-06-1-0417), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and the MSU foundation.

Abstract

A simple method for creating patterned conductive multilayered polymer/exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet (xGnP) nanocomposite films is presented, by using the LBL assembly of xGnP and the intact pattern transfer of these films to a substrate. After four bilayers are deposited onto the stamp, conductive patterns can be created on virtually any substrate.

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