Facile Fabrication of Light, Flexible and Multifunctional Graphene Fibers

Authors

  • Zelin Dong,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Changcheng Jiang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Huhu Cheng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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  • Yang Zhao,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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  • Gaoquan Shi,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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  • Lan Jiang,

    1. Laser Micro-/Nano-Fabrication Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, 100081, China
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  • Liangti Qu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
    • Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China.
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Abstract

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Macroscopic graphene fibers with strength comparable to carbon nanotube yarns have been fabricated with a facile dimensionally-confined hydrothermal strategy from low-cost, aqueous graphite oxide suspensions, which is shapable, weavable, and has a density of less than 1/7 conventional carbon fibers. In combination with the easy in situ and post-synthesis functionalization, the highly flexible graphene fibers can be woven into smart textiles.

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