Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (9): 2146-2158.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201605243

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Controlled Assembly of Graphene-Based Aerogels

Guang-Yong LI1,2,Xiao-Han WU2,Wei-Na HE2,Jian-Hui FANG1,*(),Xue-Tong ZHANG2,*()   

  1. 1 Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, P. R. China
    2 Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215123, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2016-04-11 Published:2016-09-08
  • Contact: Jian-Hui FANG,Xue-Tong ZHANG;
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51572285);the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21373024);the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21404117)


Graphene aerogels are obtained from graphene sheets through wet chemical assembly or vaporphase chemical growth. They have a three dimensional graphene architecture that has an interconnected network with a high specific surface area, good electric conductivity and other physicochemical properties and thus has important applications in electrochemical energy storage, adsorption, catalysis and sensing. In this review, we will highlight the assembly strategies and structural designs used to introduce the controlled assembly of the graphene sheets in graphene aerogel materials, such as graphene oxide-, reduced graphene oxide-, CVDgrown graphene and composite graphene aerogels. The current challenges and future development of the grapheme aerogels are also discussed.

Key words: Graphene, Aerogel, Hydrogel, Composite material, Assemble