Advanced Functional Materials, Volume (24), No (37), Year (2014-10) , Pages (5859-5865)

Title : ( Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Yarn )

Authors: Javad Foroughi , Geoffrey M. Spinks , D. Antiohos , Azadehsadat Mirabedini , S. Gambhir , G. G. Wallace , Shaban Reza Ghorbani , G. Peleckis , M. E. Kozlov , M. D. Lima , R. H. Baughman ,

Citation: BibTeX | EndNote

An efficient procedure for the fabrication of highly conductive carbon nanotube/ graphene hybrid yarns has been developed. To start, arrays of vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) are converted into indefinitely long MWNT sheets by drawing. Graphene flakes are then deposited onto the MWNT sheets by electrospinning to form a composite structure that is transformed into yarn fi laments by twisting. The process is scalable for yarn fabrication on an industrial scale. Prepared materials are characterized by electron microscopy, electrical, mechanical, and electrochemical measurements. It is found that the electrical conductivity of the composite MWNT-graphene yarns is over 900 S/cm. This value is 400% and 1250% higher than electrical conductivity of pristine MWNT yarns or graphene paper, respectively. The increase in conductivity is asssociated with the increase of the density of states near the Fermi level by a factor of 100 and a decrease in the hopping distance by an order of magnitude induced by grapene fl akes. It is found also that the MWNT-graphene yarn has a strong electrochemical response with specific capacitance in excess of 111 Fg.1. This value is 425% higher than capacitance of pristine MWNT yarn. Such substantial improvements of key properties of the hybrid material can be associated with the synergy of MWNT and graphene layers in the yarn structure. Prepared hybrid yarns can benefit such applications as high-performance supercapacitors, batteries, high current capable cables, and artificial muscles.

Keywords

, Carbon Nanotube, Electrical properties, Graphene, Electro-spinning,
برای دانلود از شناسه و رمز عبور پرتال پویا استفاده کنید.

@article{paperid:1042578,
author = {Javad Foroughi and Geoffrey M. Spinks and D. Antiohos and Azadehsadat Mirabedini and S. Gambhir and G. G. Wallace and Ghorbani, Shaban Reza and G. Peleckis and M. E. Kozlov and M. D. Lima and R. H. Baughman},
title = {Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Yarn},
journal = {Advanced Functional Materials},
year = {2014},
volume = {24},
number = {37},
month = {October},
issn = {1616-301X},
pages = {5859--5865},
numpages = {6},
keywords = {Carbon Nanotube; Electrical properties; Graphene; Electro-spinning; Transport},
}

[Download]

%0 Journal Article
%T Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Yarn
%A Javad Foroughi
%A Geoffrey M. Spinks
%A D. Antiohos
%A Azadehsadat Mirabedini
%A S. Gambhir
%A G. G. Wallace
%A Ghorbani, Shaban Reza
%A G. Peleckis
%A M. E. Kozlov
%A M. D. Lima
%A R. H. Baughman
%J Advanced Functional Materials
%@ 1616-301X
%D 2014

[Download]