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Potential of Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposite in Electronics

Ayesha Kausar


This review covers potentially significant nanocomposite materials for electronics industry. Polymer-based electronics is an emerging technology focusing the development of electronic devices incorporating polymers and electrically conductive materials. Graphene is an imperative type of nanomaterial used in nanocomposite. Polymer/graphene nanocomposites are made up of polymer matrices and graphene to be employed as advanced materials. Incorporating nanometric graphene may improve the electrical, electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties of polymer/graphene nanocomposites. Conducting polymers have been found more effective in electronics compared with the non-conducting thermoplastics and thermosets. Such nanomaterials have been employed in number of growing electronic technologies such as electronic circuits, display devices, sensors, detectors, conductors, transistors, transparent electrodes, batteries, solar cells, biomolecular electronics, telecommunication, storage systems, etc.


Graphene; polymer; electronics; sensors


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