Ultrastrong Graphene-Based Fibers with Increased Elongation

Mochen Li, Xiaohong Zhang, Xiang Wang, Yue Ru, Jinliang Qiao

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A new method to prepare graphene-based fibers with ultrahigh tensile strength, conductivity, and increased elongation is reported. It includes wet-spinning the mixture of GO aqueous dispersion with phenolic resin solution in a newly developed coagulation bath, followed by annealing. The introduced phenolic carbon increased densification of graphene fibers through reducing defects and increased interfacial interaction among graphene sheets by forming new C-C bonds, thus resulting in the increasing of stiffness, toughness, and conductivity simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6511-6515
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 12
Externally publishedYes



  • conductivity
  • Graphene fiber
  • graphene oxide
  • phenolic carbon
  • strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Li, M., Zhang, X., Wang, X., Ru, Y., & Qiao, J. (2016). Ultrastrong Graphene-Based Fibers with Increased Elongation. Nano Letters, 16(10), 6511-6515. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03108