Improved Wigs Using Graphene Oxide Made by DHU Research Team


Professor Yang Guang’s research team of DHU recently published an academic paper titled “High-Performance Wigs via the Langmuir–Blodgett Deposition of Keratin/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite” in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

The team developed a new strategy for surface coating of wigs via the Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) technique using a nanocomposite composed of hair-derived keratin and graphene oxide (Ker/GO). In contrast to the conventionally used immersion method, this strategy achieved a significantly higher surface coverage with a close-packed structure and controlled deposition layers of the coating, thus delivering high performances, including greatly enhanced ultraviolet (UV) resistance, antistatic electricity, heat dissipation, hydroscopicity, and moisturizing ability, and durability against washing, for both the human hair and synthetic-fiber-based wigs.

source: Graphene-Info