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Bachelors of Science (BS)




Hannes Schniepp

Committee Members

David Kranbuehl

John Poutsma


Graphene oxide (GO) is functionalized graphene sheet. Due to its exceptional mechanical properties, GO is widely considered a promising filler material for producing nanocomposites. Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organism. They are as strong and tough as synthetic polymers, yet feature exceptional biocompatibility. The combination of GO and biopolymers, then, can yield potential novel nanocomposites. These novel materials have the potential to possess a combination of outstanding properties. They would be thin, lightweight, strong, and biocompatible. Therefore, these materials can have many applications in various fields, such as biocompatible coatings and body implants. In this project, we report an investigation of the interaction between GO and a biopolymer surface. The results of our work would provide crucial details for exploring synthesis mechanism for GO-biopolymer nanocomposites.

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