Hydrophilic Nanotube Supported Graphene-Water Dispersible Carbon Superstructure with Excellent Conductivity

adfm201570067-gra-0001-m-fullV. Georgakilas, A. Demeslis, E. Ntararas, A. Kouloumpis, K. Dimos, D. Gournis, M. KocmanM. OtyepkaR. Zbořil: Hydrophilic Nanotube Supported Graphene-Water Dispersible Carbon Superstructure with Excellent Conductivity, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 25, 10, 2015.
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403801

Water dispersible graphene functionalized with hydrophilic carbon nanotubes. The image demonstrates molecules of water, which surround carbon superstructures providing various modes of graphene-nanotube interaction. On page 1481, V. Georgakilas, R. Zbořil, and co-workers show that such a graphene hybrid is dispersible in many polar solvents and displays excellent electrical conductivity, offering a great potential in highly conductive polymers or inkjet printing technologies.