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The tunable wettability in multistimuli-responsive smart graphene surfaces

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Abstract


  • The tunable wettability of smart graphene films onto stainless steel substrates with a multi-response to different environmental stimuli has been investigated including light irradiation, pH, electric field, and annealing temperature. Conductive graphene film exhibited the controllable transition from water-repellent to water-loving characteristic in response to different environment fields, which primarily resulted from the morpho-chemically synergistic effect as well as the restoration of electronic stucture. Based on the fundamental theories of wettability, mechanisms in switching from hydrophobicity to hydrophilicity for smart graphene surface including thermal chemistry, electrostatic, photo-induced surface chemistry, solvent, and pH methods were presented.

Authors


  •   Wan, Shanhong
  •   Pu, Ji Bin (external author)
  •   Zhang, Xiaoqian (external author)
  •   Wang, Liping (external author)
  •   Xue, Qunji (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Wan, S., Pu, J., Zhang, X., Wang, L. & Xue, Q. (2013). The tunable wettability in multistimuli-responsive smart graphene surfaces. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (1), 011603-1-011603-5.

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  • 2-s2.0-84872353111

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5922&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4895

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Start Page


  • 011603-1

End Page


  • 011603-5

Volume


  • 102

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The tunable wettability of smart graphene films onto stainless steel substrates with a multi-response to different environmental stimuli has been investigated including light irradiation, pH, electric field, and annealing temperature. Conductive graphene film exhibited the controllable transition from water-repellent to water-loving characteristic in response to different environment fields, which primarily resulted from the morpho-chemically synergistic effect as well as the restoration of electronic stucture. Based on the fundamental theories of wettability, mechanisms in switching from hydrophobicity to hydrophilicity for smart graphene surface including thermal chemistry, electrostatic, photo-induced surface chemistry, solvent, and pH methods were presented.

Authors


  •   Wan, Shanhong
  •   Pu, Ji Bin (external author)
  •   Zhang, Xiaoqian (external author)
  •   Wang, Liping (external author)
  •   Xue, Qunji (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Wan, S., Pu, J., Zhang, X., Wang, L. & Xue, Q. (2013). The tunable wettability in multistimuli-responsive smart graphene surfaces. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (1), 011603-1-011603-5.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84872353111

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5922&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4895

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 011603-1

End Page


  • 011603-5

Volume


  • 102

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States