Bio-Inspired Nacre-like Composite Films Based on Graphene with Superior Mechanical, Electrical, and Biocompatible Properties

Authors

  • Yuan-Qing Li,

    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
    2. Aerospace Engineering, Khalifa University of Science Technology & Research, Abu Dhabi 127788, United Arab Emirates
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  • Ting Yu,

    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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  • Tian-Yi Yang,

    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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  • Lian-Xi Zheng,

    1. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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  • Kin Liao

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
    2. Aerospace Engineering, Khalifa University of Science Technology & Research, Abu Dhabi 127788, United Arab Emirates
    • School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore.
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Abstract

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Bio-inspired multifunctional composite films based on reduced poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene oxide (R-PVA/GO) layers are prepared by a facile solution casting method followed by a reduction procedure. The resulting films with nacre-like, bricks-and-mortar microstructure have excellent mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, and biocompatibility.

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