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Strong graphene oxide nanocomposites from aqueous hybrid liquid crystals

Authors
  • Hegde, Maruti1, 2
  • Yang, Lin3
  • Vita, Francesco4
  • Fox, Ryan J.1
  • van de Watering, Renee2
  • Norder, Ben5
  • Lafont, Ugo6
  • Francescangeli, Oriano4
  • Madsen, Louis A.7
  • Picken, Stephen J.5
  • Samulski, Edward T.1
  • Dingemans, Theo J.1, 2
  • 1 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Murray Hall, 121 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3050, USA , Chapel Hill (United States)
  • 2 Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, Delft, 2629 HS, The Netherlands , Delft (Netherlands)
  • 3 National Synchrotron Light Source II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973, USA , Upton (United States)
  • 4 Università Politecnica della Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Ancona, 60131, Italy , Ancona (Italy)
  • 5 Delft University of Technology, Van der Maasweg 9, Delft, 2629 HZ, The Netherlands , Delft (Netherlands)
  • 6 European Space Technology and Research Centre, European Space Agency, Keplerlaan 1, Noordwijk, 2201 AZ, The Netherlands , Noordwijk (Netherlands)
  • 7 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA , Blacksburg (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature Communications
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Feb 11, 2020
Volume
11
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14618-0
Source
Springer Nature
License
Green

Abstract

Reinforcing polymers with carbon-based nanofillers is non-trivial due to incompatibilities between matrix and filler. Here, the authors report highly reinforced graphene oxide–aramid nanocomposites utilizing a water-based hybrid biaxial nematic mixture.

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