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High Mechanical Property of Laminated Electromechanical Sensors by Carbonized Nanolignocellulose/Graphene Composites

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posted on 09.02.2018, 00:00 by Yipeng Chen, Chengmin Sheng, Baokang Dang, Temeng Qian, Chunde Jin, Qingfeng Sun
Although widely used in nanocomposites, the effect of embedding graphene in carbonized nanolignocellulose substrates is less clear. We added graphene to a carbonized nanolignocellulose to change its mechanical and electromechanical properties. Here, the laminated carbonized nanolignocellulose/graphene composites were fabricated by carbonizing the nanolignocellulose/graphene composites prepared through mechanochemistry and flow-directed assembly process. The resulting composites exhibit excellent mechanical property with the ultimate bending strength of 25.6 ± 4.2 MPa. It is observed reversible electrical resistance change in these composites with strain, which is associated with the tunneling conduction model. This type of high-strength conductive composite has great potential applications in load-bearing electromechanical sensors.