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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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Submitted
12 May 2018
Accepted
06 Jul 2018
First published
09 Jul 2018

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 14571-14576
Article type
Communication

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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