New Materials Science Findings Reported from Fudan University (Self-Assembled Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Graphene/Polypyrrole Nanotube Hybrid Aerogel and Its Application for Supercapacitors)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Materials Science. According to news reporting originating in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A three-dimensional hierarchical graphene/polypyrrole aerogel (GPA) has been fabricated using graphene oxide (GO) and already synthesized one-dimensional hollow polypyrrole nanotubes (PNTs) as the feedstock. The amphiphilic GO is helpful in effectively promoting the dispersion of well-defined PNTs to result in a stable, homogeneous GO/PNT complex solution, while the PNTs not only provide a large accessible surface area for fast transport of hydrate ions but also act as spacers to prevent the restacking of graphene sheets."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Fudan University, "By a simple one-step reduction self-assembly process, hierarchically structured, low-density, highly compressible GPAs are easily obtained, which favorably combine the advantages of graphene and PNTs. The supercapacitor electrodes based on such materials exhibit excellent electrochemical performance, including a high specific capacitance up to 253 F g(-1), good rate performance, and outstanding cycle stability."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Moreover, this method may be feasible to prepare other graphene-based hybrid aerogels with structure-controllable nanostructures in large scale, thereby holding enormous potential in many application fields."
For more information on this research see: Self-Assembled Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Graphene/Polypyrrole Nanotube Hybrid Aerogel and Its Application for Supercapacitors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(12):9671-9679. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.B. Ye, Fudan University, Adv Mat Lab, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Materials Science, People's Republic of China
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