Graphene oxide as a carbon source for controlled growth of carbon nanowires

Xiehong Cao, Qiyuan He, Wenhui Shi, Bing Li, Zhiyuan Zeng, Yumeng Shi, Qingyu Yan, Hua Zhang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A simple method for the controlled growth of novel reduced graphene oxide/carbon nanowire (rGO/CNW) composites is developed. Without any additional carbon precursor, the graphene oxide itself serves as the only carbon source. As a proof-of-concept, the chemical sensor based on the parallel rGO/CNW micropatterns is demonstrated, which exhibits the excellent detection of dopamine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1202
Number of pages4
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 9 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • carbon nanowires
  • carbon sources
  • chemical sensors
  • graphene oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • Biomaterials


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