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A versatile graphene foil


Free-standing graphene is extremely attractive for a range of applications due to its light-weight and unique structure when the low electrical conductivity and availability are well addressed. We herein prepared a microscale-thick graphene foil (GF) via a simple chemical vapor deposition on nickel foil. Unlike the self-supporting graphene films reported previously, this distinctive free-standing GF integrated with light weight, less defects, and outstanding electrical conductivity (4149 S•cm–1) exhibits versatile features for various applications. The GF achieves an excellent flame-retardant performance with a high decomposition temperature and can also be used as a perfect substitute of current collector to replace the commercial metal foil for highly stable, lightweight lithium-ion battery. The GFs provide a new material platform to further expand the practical applications of graphene in variety of fields.

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The article was received on 08 Apr 2017, accepted on 13 Jun 2017 and first published on 13 Jun 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03059B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    A versatile graphene foil

    L. Qu, L. Cui, X. Wang, N. Chen and G. Zhang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03059B

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