Graphene Based Polymer Nano-composites- A Review

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Maragheh, Maragheh Branch, Technical and Vocational University (TUV), Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bonab, Bonab, Iran



The sixth element of Periodic Table, Carbon, is a remarkable element due to its ability of cate-nation for combining with itself and other chemical elements of the periodic table. Nowadays, different types of carbon nano-fillers are employed widely as a reinforcement phase in poly-mer composites such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene nano-platelets, and graphite platelets. Herein, the aspect ratio and distinctive electronic, thermal, and mechanical proper-ties of graphene make it a distinguished candidate for the wide range of applications in nano-science and nano-technology, especially in reinforcing polymers in industrial applications. In this review, not only the general properties but also the synthesize methods, intercalation, and exfoliation of the nano-particle in polymers have been studied. Also, the effect of this par-ticle on the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of the mentioned materials has been investigated. It was demonstrated that filling graphene platelets in the polymer materials improve their mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties.