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Keywords:

  • graphene oxide;
  • graphene oxide scrolls;
  • molecular combing;
  • hydrophobic substrates;
  • gas sensors
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Well-aligned graphene oxide (GO) scrolls are prepared through the controlled folding/scrolling of single-layer GO sheets using molecular combing on hydrophobic substrates, such as aged gold substrate, polydimethylsiloxane film, poly(L-lactic acid) film, and octadecyltrimethoxysilane-modified silicon dioxide. As a proof of concept, the gas sensor fabricated with a single reduced GO scroll is used to detect NO2 gas with a concentration as low as 0.4 ppm.