Advanced Materials

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.


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.

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