Role of graphene in enhancing the mechanical properties of TiO2/graphene heterostructures

Changhong Cao, Sankha Mukherjee, Jian Liu, Biqiong Wang, Maedeh Amirmaleki, Zhuole Lu, Jane Y. Howe, Doug Perovic, Xueliang Sun, Chandra Veer Singh, Yu Sun, Tobin Filleter
2017 Nanoscale  
The inclusion of graphene in TiO2/graphene hetero-films is shown to exhibit strong adhesion and enable films to sustain high stress at the point of failure initiation as well as significantly enhance their Young's moduli for films below 3 nm.
doi:10.1039/c7nr03049e pmid:28776061 fatcat:iubs6wwkuvdmplky7jx6gli6bi