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A cake making strategy to prepare reduced graphene oxide wrapped plant fiber sponges for high-efficiency solar steam generation

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Abstract

A facile method inspired by the cake making process is developed to fabricate reduced graphene oxide wrapped plant fiber sponges (PFS@rGO) through in situ coating and foaming. This method avoids the use of energy-intensive equipment for molding and drying, and hence has great potential in the production of large-sized rGO sponges. With a highly porous framework, good mechanical properties, efficient solar absorption, and low thermal conductivity, the as-fabricated hydrophilic and light-weight PFS@rGO readily floats on seawater and generates water vapor with a solar thermal conversion efficiency of 88.8% under 1 sun illumination.

Graphical abstract: A cake making strategy to prepare reduced graphene oxide wrapped plant fiber sponges for high-efficiency solar steam generation

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The article was received on 12 May 2018, accepted on 06 Jul 2018 and first published on 09 Jul 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA04420A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 14571-14576
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    A cake making strategy to prepare reduced graphene oxide wrapped plant fiber sponges for high-efficiency solar steam generation

    T. Chen, S. Wang, Z. Wu, X. (. Wang, J. Peng, B. Wu, J. Cui, X. Fang, Y. Xie and N. Zheng, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 14571
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TA04420A

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