Self-healable graphene polymer composites

Xingcheng Xiao, Tao Xie, Yang Tse Cheng

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Abstract

We report here a simple and scalable process to fabricate graphene shape memory polymer composites. The graphene material was nanolayered graphene synthesized by a microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition method. The free standing nanolayered graphene, in its pristine state, was used as a filler to fabricate epoxy based shape memory polymer composites by (1) direct dispersion in the diamine curing agent; (2) thermal curing with diepoxides. The shape memory properties of the polymer matrix impart a thermal healing capability into the composites, which was greatly enhanced at ultra-low filler contents of 0.0025 and 0.0125 vol%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3508-3514
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume20
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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