Novel electromechanical actuation based on a spongy graphene paper

Ying Hu, Tian Lan, Guan Wu, Zicai Zhu, Xiaoming Tao, Wei Chen

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A spongy graphene paper with an inside foldable corrugated structure is fabricated by electrothermal reduction of the oxygen-containing groups inside an RGO paper. Reversible macroscopical length contraction of the spongy graphene paper with a strain of 2.4% under 10 V voltage is exhibited, mostly attributed to the deformation of corrugated structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4951-4954
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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