New Technology For Graphene Commercialization.
Korean researchers developed the technology to evenly distribute graphene particles, known for its superior electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties, inside plastics without the use of additional solvents. Prof Kim Sung-ryun of the Institute of Advanced Composite Materials at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Prof Yoon Jae-ryun at Seoul National University announced on March 30 that they have successfully developed high molecular composite material manufacturing process for even distribution of graphene without using solvent.
High molecular graphene composite material is widely expected to be applied in a variety of areas from electronic devices, energy storage, organic solar cells, thermal interface materials, and biometrics application due to its superior properties and unique structure.
Researchers developed the composite material with graphene after applying heat to a mixture of cyclic butylene terephthalate (CBT) with graphene particles. With statistical calculations using a cross sectional image of graphene, the researchers evaluated the distribution of graphene with average inter-particle distance and standard deviation.
The result was published in Scientific Reports.