Assembling of graphene oxide in an isolated dissolving droplet

Yang, H, Wang, Y, Song, Y, Qiu, L, Zhang, S, Li, D and Zhang, X 2012, 'Assembling of graphene oxide in an isolated dissolving droplet', Soft Matter, vol. 8, no. 44, pp. 11249-11254.


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Title Assembling of graphene oxide in an isolated dissolving droplet
Author(s) Yang, H
Wang, Y
Song, Y
Qiu, L
Zhang, S
Li, D
Zhang, X
Year 2012
Journal name Soft Matter
Volume number 8
Issue number 44
Start page 11249
End page 11254
Total pages 6
Publisher R S C Publications
Abstract Controlling of the morphology and assembly of graphene oxide (GO) is important in the structure design of carbon materials using GO sheets as building blocks. In this work, we have studied GO assembling driven by the dissolution of a droplet immersed in a surrounding liquid phase. The as-assembled GO structures were highly crumpled with exotic morphology, which we refer to as GO snowballs. The detailed structure of GO snowballs was closely related to the dissolution dynamics of the droplet, which could be adjusted by the composition of the surrounding liquid.
Keyword(s) Building blockes
Carbon material
Dissolution dynamics
Graphene oxides
Liquid Phase
Structure design
DOI - identifier 10.1039/C2SM26794B
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ISSN 1744-683X
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