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Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

Zirconia-Nanoparticle-Reinforced Morphology-Engineered Graphene-Based Foams.


PMID 26171602

Abstract

The morphology of graphene-based foams can be engineered by reinforcing them with nanocrystalline zirconia, thus improving their oil-adsorption capacity; This can be observed experimentally and explained theoretically. Low zirconia fractions yield flaky microstructures where zirconia nanoparticles arrest propagating cracks. Higher zirconia concentrations possess a mesh-like interconnected structure where the degree of coiling is dependant on the local zirconia content.