Surfactant-Free, Melt-Processable Metal–Polymer Hybrid Materials: Use of Graphene as a Dispersing Agent


  • We would like to acknowledge Prof. J. Loeffler (ETHZ) for magnetization measurements, and financial support by ETH Zurich and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF 200021-116123). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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Graphene coatings on metal nanoparticles work as lubricants and dispersing agents and can fully replace currently used surfactants. These high-temperature-stable metal–polymer hybrid materials can be shaped by injection molding, enabling rapid manufacturing of electrical engines, actuators, and micromachines.