The microstructural, mechanical and electro-mechanical properties of graphene aerogel-PVDF nanoporous composites

Guangping Zheng, Z. Han, Y. Z. Liu

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Graphene aerogel-poly(vinylidene fluoride) (GA-PVDF) nanoporous composites with different concentrations of PVDF are fabricated. Scanning electron microscopy reveals that PVDF films with a typical thickness below 100 nm are coated at the graphene sheets in the nanoporous composites. The GA-PVDF composites show excellent compressibility, ductility and mechanical strength, as well as better sensitivity of stress-dependent electrical resistance compared with those of GAs. The improved mechanical and electro-mechanical behaviours of nanoporous composites are ascribed to the PVDF which possesses piezoelectricity. The structural properties of the graphene-PVDF nano-sized hybrid scaffolds are analyzed by dynamical mechanical relaxation. The results demonstrate that the nanoporous composites could be used as high-performance sensors, actuators and kinetic energy harvesters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nano Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Electro-mechanical properties
  • Graphene aerogel
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanoporous structures
  • Poly(vinylidene fluoride)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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