Thermal and Electrical Properties of Nanocomposites Based on Self‐Assembled Pristine Graphene

@article{Bento2017ThermalAE,
  title={Thermal and Electrical Properties of Nanocomposites Based on Self‐Assembled Pristine Graphene},
  author={Jennifer L. Bento and Elizabeth Brown and Steven J. Woltornist and Douglas H. Adamson},
  journal={Advanced Functional Materials},
  year={2017},
  volume={27}
}
Thermodynamically‐driven exfoliation and self‐assembly of pristine graphene sheets is shown to provide thermally and electrically functional polymer composites. The spreading of graphene sheets at a high energy liquid/liquid interface is driven by lowering the overall energy of the system, and provides for the formation of water‐in‐oil emulsions stabilized by overlapping graphene sheets. Polymerization of the oil phase, followed by removal of the dispersed water phase, produces inexpensive and… 

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