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Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 21, pp 18614–18621 | Cite as

Low content reduced graphene oxide as the reinforcement in cellulosic conductive paper via a hetero-reduction

  • Ruibin Wang
  • Qianli Ma
  • Liqing Wei
  • Rendang Yang
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Abstract

Cellulosic conductive paper/film reinforced by graphene is a promising substrate for energy storage applications due to its comparable conductivity, great flexibility and low cost. However, how to balance the content ratio of graphene/cellulose well is still a challenge. Because conductive paper of low graphene content usually has poor electrical property, while high graphene content is also discouraged owing to the decrease in other properties though electrically improved. Based on this, we developed a different method to produce the graphene/cellulose composite conductive paper. Instead of a separate intermediate-fabrication, starting materials here are continuously one-pot processed, in prior to casting the intermediate paper (solid phase). Next, it is reduced by the l-ascorbic acid solution (liquid phase), followed by a filtration to give the hetero-reduced conductive paper (HRCP). Our results indicate that HRCP possesses high conductivity up to 376 ± 4 S/m, along with good thermal and dynamic behaviors, at a relatively low graphene content of 20 wt%. Therefore, HRCP is expected to be utilized in the field of emerging energy storage.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council, National Key Technology R&D Program (2017YFB0307900); Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2017PY007) and Open Foundation of Zhejiang Provincial Key Lab. for Chem. & Bio. Processing Technology of Farm Products and Zhejiang Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center of Agricultural Biological Resources Biochemical Manufacturing (2016KF0201). All authors would like to thank Prof JY Zhu (Forest Products Laboratory, US Forest Service, USDA) for his advice of the experimental details!

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruibin Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qianli Ma
    • 1
    • 3
  • Liqing Wei
    • 3
  • Rendang Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Materials and Energy, Center of Emerging Material and TechnologyGuangdong University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Forest ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureMadisonUSA

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