3D Printed Template-Directed Assembly of Multiscale Graphene Structures

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Author(s)

  • Xin Wu
  • Yan Chen
  • Chuang Yang
  • Rui Yang
  • Junyang Tan
  • Yilun Liu
  • Ling Qiu
  • Hui-Ming Cheng

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2105879
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume32
Issue number18
Online published20 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2022

Abstract

The assembly of different levels of structure from the nano- to the macroscale has produced materials with outstanding performance. Here, using graphene as a model building block, the fabrication of multiscale structures is reported, with tailorable features spanning seven orders of magnitude in size by a 3D printed template-directed assembly method which combines the ability to customize structures from the meso- to macroscale using digital light processing and from the nano- to microscale using self-assembly. It is shown that by a careful design of the structures, a number of extraordinary properties can be produced including ultralow density (≥0.08 mg cm–3), and ultrahigh stiffness, and compressibility (full recovery from 95% strain). The approach not only provides diversified structure control over wide length scales for nanomaterial assembly but also shows the possibility of changing the properties of the structure for different applications.

Research Area(s)

  • 3D printing, assembly, graphene, multiscale, ultralight materials

Citation Format(s)

3D Printed Template-Directed Assembly of Multiscale Graphene Structures. / Zhou, Jingzhuo; Wu, Xin; Chen, Yan et al.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 32, No. 18, 2105879, 02.05.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review