Fully dense graphene nanosheet(GNS)/Al2O3 composites with homogeneously distributed GNSs of thicknesses ranging from 2.5 to 20 nm have been fabricated from ball milled expanded graphite and Al2O3 by spark plasma sintering. The percolation threshold of electrical conductivity of the as-prepared GNS/Al2O3 composites is around 3 vol.%, and this new composite outperforms most of carbon nanotube/Al2O3 composites in electrical conductivity. The temperature dependence of electrical conductivity indicated that the as-prepared composites behaved as a semimetal in a temperature range from 2 to 300 K.
Fan, Y., Wang, L., Li, J., Li, J., Sun, S., Chen, F., Chen, L., & Jiang, W. (2010). Preparation and electrical properties of graphene nanosheet/Al2O3 composites. Carbon, 48(6), 1743-1749. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2010.01.017