Macromolecular bridging-enhanced holey graphene oxide-based film and its humidity deformation response
Y Zhao and F Wu and YF Zhao and C Sui and C Wang and B Jiang and WX Liu and HF Tan, ISCIENCE, 25, 105496 (2022).
The interaction of water molecules with graphene oxide (GO) at the interface or surface will lead to the reversible deformation response of GO-based materials. However, the fabrication of structurally stable and highly sensitive GO-based humidity-responsive films remains a challenge. Since the stability and sensitivity of GO-based humidity-responsive devices are significantly limited by the deformation differences between different components. Herein, we demonstrate that polyamidoamine (PAMAM) bridge-enhanced carboxylated holey GO (hGC/PAMAM) films are sensitive to moisture and exhibit excellent stability in water. Experiments and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation show that the formation of N-C=O between PAMAM and GO sheets significantly increased the interlayer bonding force. Dynamic monitoring of the surface strain of the hGC/PAMAM films showed that the strains spread a gradient from the high-humidity to the low-humidity side, causing asymmetric expansion along the horizontal and vertical directions. This work will provide a better understanding of the mechanism of water molecule transport between layers.
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