Advances in Preparation Methods and Conductivity Properties of Graphene-based Polymer Composites

Ali Tarhini*, A. R. Tehrani-Bagha

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Graphene-based polymer composites with improved physical properties are of great interest due to their lightweight, conductivity, and durability. They have the potential to partially replace metals and ceramics in several applications which can reduce energy and cost. The obtained properties of graphene-based polymer composites are often linked to the way graphene is dispersed in the polymer matrix. Preparation techniques like solution mixing, melt blending, and in-situ polymerization have been used to obtain graphene-based polymer composites. Dispersing and aligning graphene fillers within the composite is a key factor in enhancing the thermal and electrical conductivity values of the composites due to graphene’s anisotropic properties. The effect of the preparation methods of these composites on their physical-chemical properties is discussed in this review where we presented the advances that were achieved so far in the preparation techniques used showing the highest values ever achieved for electrical and thermal conductivity for these graphene-based polymer composites. Also, we presented the possible applications where graphene-based composites can be utilized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1737-1762
Number of pages26
JournalApplied Composite Materials
Volume30
Issue number6
Early online date5 Jul 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023
MoE publication typeA2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review

Keywords

  • Applications
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Graphene-based polymer composites
  • Preparation methods
  • Thermal conductivity

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