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Mechanically Flexible and Multifunctional Polymer-Based Graphene Foams for Elastic Conductors and Oil-Water Separators

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  • Chao Wu,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Thermal Aging, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
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  • Xingyi Huang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Thermal Aging, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
    2. Shanghai Engineering Center for Material Safety of Nuclear Power Equipment, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
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  • Xinfeng Wu,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Thermal Aging, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
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  • Rong Qian,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Thermal Aging, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
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  • Pingkai Jiang

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Key Lab of Electrical Insulation and Thermal Aging, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
    2. Shanghai Engineering Center for Material Safety of Nuclear Power Equipment, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China
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Abstract

We present a novel strategy for the fabrication of ordered and flexible polymer-based graphene foams by self-assembly of graphene sheets on a 3D polymer skeleton. The obtained graphene foams show excellent mechanical, electrical, and hydrophobic properties, thus holding great potential as elastic conductors and oil-water separators.

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