Synthesis and electro-magneto-mechanical properties of graphene aerogels functionalized with Co-Fe-P amorphous alloys

Guangping Zheng, Xi Lu, Zhuo Han

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Graphene aerogels (GAs) are functionalized with Fe-Co-P alloy using an electro-deposition method. The Fe-Co-P alloy coated on the graphene nanosheets is found to possess an amorphous structure and a nanoporous architecture of GAs. The electro-mechanical properties of GAs are significantly affected by the Fe-Co-P nanoparticles embedded inside GAs. The electro-mechanical responses of GA/Fe-Co-P nanoporous hybrid structures are sensitive to an applied magnetic field, demonstrating that they are promising for electro-magneto-mechanical applications. The light-weight, high-strength and nanoporous GAs functionalized with Fe-Co-P amorphous alloys are desirable sensors, actuators, and nano-electro-mechanical systems that could be controlled or manipulated by mechanical, electric and magnetic fields.
Original languageEnglish
Article number117
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2016


  • Amorphous alloys
  • Electro-magneto-mechanical properties
  • Graphene aerogel
  • Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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