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Adsorption of polyelectrolyte modified graphene to silica surfaces: Monolayers and multilayers

Notley, Shannon


Exfoliated graphene particles stabilised by the cationic polyelectrolyte polyethyleneimine (PEI) were used in conjunction with an anionic polyelectrolyte, poly(acrylic acid), to construct multilayers using the layer-by-layer technique on a silica substrate. In the first adsorption step, the surface excess of the cationic graphene was dependent on the overall charge on the nanoparticle which in turn can be tuned through modifying solution pH as PEI has weakly ionisable charged amine groups. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.02.060


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