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A review of graphene and graphene oxide sponge: material synthesis and applications to energy and the environment

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This paper gives a comprehensive review about the most recent progress in synthesis, characterization, fundamental understanding, and the performance of graphene and graphene oxide sponges. Practical applications are considered including use in composite materials, as the electrode materials for electrochemical sensors, as absorbers for both gases and liquids, and as electrode materials for devices involved in electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Several advantages of both graphene and graphene oxide sponges such as three dimensional graphene networks, high surface area, high electro/thermo conductivities, high chemical/electrochemical stability, high flexibility and elasticity, and extremely high surface hydrophobicity are emphasized. To facilitate further research and development, the technical challenges are discussed, and several future research directions are also suggested in this paper.

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The article was received on 11 Oct 2013, accepted on 11 Feb 2014 and first published on 11 Feb 2014


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43385D
Energy Environ. Sci., 2014,7, 1564-1596

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    A review of graphene and graphene oxide sponge: material synthesis and applications to energy and the environment

    V. Chabot, D. Higgins, A. Yu, X. Xiao, Z. Chen and J. Zhang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 1564
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43385D

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