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Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposite: Preparation to Application

Ayesha Kausar

Abstract


Graphene has emerged as a topic of huge scientific interest due to its high surface area, exceptional mechanical properties, electron transfer, and other physical properties. In polymers, this one-atom thick 2D crystal may significantly enhance the physical properties at very small loading level. In this review, essential characteristics of polymer/graphene nanocomposite have been discussed. Moreover, fabrication techniques (in situ method, solution route, melt technique) frequently employed for polymer/graphene nanocomposite have been discussed. Applications of these nanocomposites in Li-ion batteries, electronic devices, and solar cells have been conversed along with the current challenges associated with processing and scalability of these materials.

Keywords


Polymer; graphene; nanocomposite; Li-ion battery; solar cell

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