We report the first use of graphene oxide (GO) as a sacrificial template for the structural direction of complex oxides. The superconductor yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) was used as a quarternary oxide test system, with the GO templates being used to create foams and layered paper-like structures which retained the superconducting properties of YBCO.
Bibliographical noteDate of Acceptance: 05/06/2015
- School of Chemistry - Professor of Chemistry
- The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information
- Soft Matter, Colloids and Materials
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