Graphene-based composite materials

  title={Graphene-based composite materials},
  author={Sasha Z. Stankovich and Dmitriy A. Dikin and Geoffrey H. B. Dommett and K. Kohlhaas and Eric J. Zimney and Eric A. Stach and Richard D. Piner and SonBinh T. Nguyen and Rodney S. Ruoff},
Graphene sheets—one-atom-thick two-dimensional layers of sp2-bonded carbon—are predicted to have a range of unusual properties. Their thermal conductivity and mechanical stiffness may rival the remarkable in-plane values for graphite (∼3,000 W m-1 K-1 and 1,060 GPa, respectively); their fracture strength should be comparable to that of carbon nanotubes for similar types of defects; and recent studies have shown that individual graphene sheets have extraordinary electronic transport properties… Expand
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