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High-Performance Graphene-Based Natural Fiber Composites

Sarker, Forkan; Karim, Nazmul; Afroj, Shaila; Koncherry, Vivek; Novoselov, Kostya S.; Potluri, Prasad


Forkan Sarker

Nazmul Karim

Shaila Afroj

Vivek Koncherry

Kostya S. Novoselov

Prasad Potluri


© 2018 American Chemical Society. Natural fiber composites are attracting significant interest due to their potential for replacing synthetic composites at lower cost with improved environmental sustainability. However, natural fiber composites suffer from poor mechanical and interfacial properties. Here, we report coating of graphene oxide (GO) and graphene flakes (G) onto natural jute fibers to improve mechanical and interfacial properties. The coating of graphene materials onto jute fibers enhanced interfacial shear strength by ∼236% and tensile strength by ∼96% more than untreated fibers by forming either bonding (GO) or mechanical interlocking (G) between fibers and graphene-based flakes. This could lead to manufacturing of high-performance and environmental friendly natural fiber composites that can potentially replace synthetic composites in numerous applications, such as the automotive industry, naval vessels, household products, and even in the aerospace industry.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 10, 2018
Journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Print ISSN 1944-8244
Electronic ISSN 1944-8252
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 40
Pages 34502-34512
APA6 Citation Sarker, F., Karim, N., Afroj, S., Koncherry, V., Novoselov, K. S., & Potluri, P. (2018). High-Performance Graphene-Based Natural Fiber Composites. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(40), 34502-34512.
Keywords General Materials Science


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