What is it about?
In this paper we report a simple method to create composite nanoparticles, consisting of a polymer core and an 'armoured shell' or coating of graphene oxide.
Why is it important?
This paper is significant in that it represents a simple method towards the preparation of polymer-graphene composites. Graphene is an exciting material with respect to electronic, thermal and material properties, but is highly incompatible with most other materials. Here we used its oxidised derivative - graphene oxide - as a surfactant to make hybrid nanoparticles. These materials can be further explored to prepare functional nanomaterials.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Stuart C Thickett