Graphene: Ultrastrong Fibers Assembled from Giant Graphene Oxide Sheets (Adv. Mater. 2/2013)

Authors

  • Zhen Xu,

    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, P. R. China
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  • Haiyan Sun,

    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, P. R. China
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  • Xiaoli Zhao,

    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, P. R. China
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  • Chao Gao

    Corresponding author
    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, P. R. China
    • MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, P. R. China.
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Abstract

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Road to Graphene Fiber: Continuous, ultrastrong graphene fibers are wetspun from giant graphene oxide liquid crystals, as reported by Chao Gao and co-workers on page 188. The giant size and regular alignment of graphene sheets give the fibers high mechanical strength (up to 0.5 GPa) and good electrical conductivity. Such graphene fibers promise wide applications in functional textiles, flexible and wearable sensors, and supercapacitor devices.

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