Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (4): 469-474.doi: 10.15541/jim20170165

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Nafion Modified Graphene Aerogel with Hierarchical Porous Structures

Yong WANG1,2(), Yun YU1(), Ai-Hu FENG1,2, Feng JIANG1,2, Xue-Bing HU3, Li-Xin SONG1()   

  1. 1. Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Laboratory of Inorganic Coating Materials, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3. Key Laboratory of Inorganic Membrane, Jindezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen 333001, China
  • Received:2017-04-10 Online:2018-04-30 Published:2018-03-27
  • About author:WANG Yong (1984-), male, candidate of PhD. E-mail: ouyuu@foxmail.com
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (51662019)

Abstract:

A novel graphene aerogel with pore size less than 1 µm was synthesized by Sol-Gel method, in which Nafion was skillfully introduced as modifiers connecting graphene oxides (GO). Ethylenediamine was used to produce a chemically linked graphene hydrogel during reducing process, which can then be freeze-dried to remove the absorbed water to form graphene aerogel. Nafion in GO solution prohibits the re-stacking of individual graphene sheets during reduction and freeze-drying process. By the above method, the pore size of as-prepared graphene aerogel could be effectively controlled within 1 µm, much less than that of the traditional graphene aerogel (20- 100 µm). The new graphene aerogel with unique structure exhibited excellent properties, such as high specific surface area, high porosity, and better electrochemical properties. All data suggest that this graphene aerogel may have promising application prospect in the field of energy.

Key words: three-dimensional graphene, graphene aerogel, graphene, graphene oxide, Nafion

CLC Number: 

  • O613