From Paper to Structured Carbon Electrodes by Inkjet Printing


  • We thank Prof. Markus Antonietti for fruitful discussions and kind help, and Rona Pitschke, Heike Runge, and. Katharina Otte for SEM and TEM measurements. This work was supported financially by the Max Planck Society (C.G. and S.G.) and National Institute for Materials Science, International Center for Young Scientists (Z.S.).


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Electrodes from the ink-jet printer: Cellulose sheets can be transformed into mesostructured graphene nanostructures by a simple and general method. Since the iron catalyst can be printed on paper with an ink-jet printer, the products can be prepared with 2D patterns. Subsequent Cu deposition results in further functionalization of the microstructured electrodes (see picture).