Bishweshwar Pant

Bishweshwar Pant
Woosuk University · Carbon Composite Energy Nanomaterials Research Center

PhD

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Interest: Electrospun Nanofibers/nanocomposites for Environmental, Energy, and Biomedical Applications

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Publications (88)
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Herein, nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) co-doped graphene quantum dots (GQDs) using different one-dimensional (1-D) carbon nanomaterials as precursors were synthesized, followed by heterojunction formation with TiO2. GQDs exhibit unlike physiochemical properties due to the disproportionate ratio of N and S heteroatoms and dissimilar reaction parameters...
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Nanofiber systems with various composition and biological properties have been extensively studied for various biomedical applications. The electrospinning process has been regarded as one of the versatile techniques to prepare nano to microfibers. The electrospun nanofibers are being used especially in textile industries, sensors, filters, protect...
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Nano-hybridization of core-shell structure integrating transition metal selenide with transition metal oxides onto the surface of carbonaceous materials embellished 3D substrate are expedited as high-capacity electrode materials in energy storage...
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Commercial supercapacitors need a high mass loading of more than 10 mg cm-2 and a high working potential window to resolve the low energy density concern. Herein, we have demonstrated a thick, ultrahigh mass loading (35 mg cm-2) and wide cell voltage electrochemically reduced layer-by-layer three-dimensional carbon nanofiber network (LBL 3D-CNF) el...
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Global warming and water/air contamination caused by human activities are major challenges in environmental pollution and climate change. The improper discharge of a large amount of agro-forest byproduct is accelerating these issues mainly in developing countries. The burning of agricultural byproducts causes global warming, whereas their improper...
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Tailoring hierarchical hybrid core-shell electrodes with impartial microstructural features and excellent electroactive constituents is crucial for the design of high-performance supercapacitors (SCs). Herein, for the first time, we fabricate uniformly aligned porous ZnFe2O4 (ZFO) nanosheet arrays onto reduced graphene oxide-garnished conductive Ni...
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In this study, we engineered an electrospun keratin/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanofiber membrane with a three-dimensional (3D) fiber network. Both keratin and PVA are known as biocompatible materials, and the 3D assembly of these two led to a transparent membrane with superior mechanical properties. The as-prepared three-dimensionally assembled kerat...
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Air is the most crucial and life-supporting input from nature to the living beings of the planet. The composition and quality of air significantly affects human health, either directly or indirectly. The presence of some industrially released gases, small particles of anthropogenic origin, and the deviation from the normal composition of air from t...
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In this contribution, we synthesized Ag3PO4-TiO2 NPs assembled carbon nanofibers (Ag3PO4-TiO2-CNFs) photocatalyst by the combination of electrospinning and hydrothermal processes. The photocatalyst was characterized by various techniques such as SEM, TEM, XRD, UV, PL, etc. The morphological examination by SEM and TEM revealed a uniform distribution...
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The rigorous fabrication of electrode materials using upper-ranked porous precursor especially metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are challenging but appealing task to procure electrochemical energy storage and conversion system with altitudinous performance. Herein, we replenish the rational construction of atypical electrode of hollow Zn-Ni-Co-oxide...
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This paper numerically explores the possibility of ultrathin layering and high efficiency of graphene as a back surface field (BSF) based on a CdTe solar cell by Personal computer one-dimensional (PC1D) simulation. CdTe solar cells have been characterized and studied by varying the carrier lifetime, doping concentration, thickness, and bandgap of t...
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Nanofibers are considered versatile materials with remarkable potential in tissue engineering and regeneration. In addition to their extracellular matrix-mimicking properties, nanofibers can be functionalized with specific moieties (e.g., antimicrobial nanoparticles, ceramics, bioactive proteins, etc.) to improve their overall performance. A novel...
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Essential oils prevent superbug formation, which is mainly caused by the continuous use of synthetic drugs. This is a significant threat to health, the environment, and food safety. Plant extracts in the form of essential oils are good enough to destroy pests and fight bacterial infections in animals and humans. In this review article, different es...
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The scrupulous designation of hollow and porous electroactive materials incorporating prolific redox-active polyphase transition-metal oxide decorated with polyphase transition-metal sulfide onto rGO (reduced graphene oxide)-supported conductive substrate has never been an easy task due to the very good coordination affair of sulfur toward transiti...
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The meticulous architecture of novel materials, integrating rationally constructed highly conductive polyphase transition metal selenide with carbonaceous nanostructure onto 3D substrate has been acknowledging the challenging but appealing strategies for...
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods incorporated activated carbon (AC) composite photocatalyst was synthesized using a hydrothermal process. The AC was prepared from lapsi (Choerospondias axillaris) seed stone, an agricultural waste product, found in Nepal by the chemical activation method. An aqueous suspension of AC with ZnO precursor was subjected to the...
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In this paper, we identified a synthetic method to design nickel-molybdenum carbide decorated carbonized eggshell membrane (NieMoC/CESM) via hydrothermal and carbonization processes and studied the electrochemical performance of the as-synthesized product for supercapacitor applications. A discarded eggshell membrane (ESM) was used as a template fo...
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An integrated hybrid structure of SnS2–Ni3S2 on nickel foam (SnS2–Ni3S2@NiF) was prepared via a one-step hydrothermal route as a supercapacitor electrode. A piece of nickel foam was used as the backbone as well as the precursor for Ni3S2. During the hydrothermal process, the S species released from the thioacetamide react with the Sn ions and Ni fo...
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Herein, we prepared a novel photocatalytic ZnO-TiO2 loaded carbon nanofibers composites (ZnO-TiO2-CNFs) via electrospinning technique followed by a hydrothermal process. At first, the electrospun TiO2 NP-embedded carbon nanofibers (TiO2-CNFs) were achieved using electrospinning and a carbonization process. Next, the ZnO particles were grown into th...
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A novel type of adsorbent, TiO 2 impregnated pomegranate peels (PP@TiO 2) was successfully synthesized and its efficacy was investigated based on the removal of As(III) from water. The adsorbent was characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis, and Fourier Trans...
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Designing and exploring a simple, novel, and smart synthetic concept to fabricate highly efficient and dual-function electrode material at an optimum cost for green energy harvesters has been a long-standing challenge. Herein, for the first time, we investigated a simple and smart concept to fabricate dual-function vapor solid phase grown copper ox...
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In this study, we fabricated a nano/micro cavity-like hierarchical architecture of WS2/α-NiMoO4 composite using microwave hydrothermal and calcination processes. The composite was characterized by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, elemental mapping, and X-ray photoelectron spectros...
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Fe1−xS-TiO2 nanoparticles embedded carbon nanofibers (Fe1−xS-TiO2/CNFs) composite as a supercapacitor electrode material has been reported in the present work. The Fe1−xS-TiO2/CNFs composite was fabricated by electrospinning technique followed by carbonization under argon atmosphere and characterized by the state-of-art techniques. The electrochemi...
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Photocatalysis has recently emerged as an advanced, green, and eco-friendly process for the treatment of wastewater and air, and antimicrobial disinfection applications. In this context, TiO2 nanostructures have been shown to be the prominent photocatalyst candidates due to their low cost, non-toxicity, and ease of fabrication. This review highligh...
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In this report, we have forwarded a noble synthesis route for the fabrication of self-supported three-dimensional networks of manganese oxide ultrathin nanowires (3D MnO2-UTNWs) via a simple and cost-effective process for the first time. The formation of ultrathin nanowires (5 nm in diameter with several micrometer lengths) and their 3D assembly wa...
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In this work, a growth of Ag2CO3-TiO2 NPs over GO sheets and reduction of GO were simultaneously achieved by the hydrothermal process at 130 °C for 4 h. The photocatalytic activity of the as-prepared Ag2CO3-TiO2 NPs decorated reduced graphene oxide (Ag2CO3-TiO2/rGO) composite was studied by the degradation of methylene blue (MB) solution under visi...
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A new and straightforward route was proposed to incorporate silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) into the surface of polyurethane nanofibers (PU NFs). Uniform distribution of in situ formed Ag NPs on the surface of PU NFs was achieved by adding AgNO3 and tannic acid in a PU solution prior to the electrospinning process. The synthesized nanofiber mats were...
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Electrospinning has emerged as one of the potential techniques for producing nanofibers. The use of electrospun nanofibers in drug delivery has increased rapidly over recent years due to their valuable properties, which include a large surface area, high porosity, small pore size, superior mechanical properties, and ease of surface modification. A...
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In recent years, noise has become a serious hazard and can have permanent biological and psychological effects on humans and other organisms in nature. Textile materials are commonly used as absorbent acoustic materials for noise reduction. This work examines the use of electrospun nylon-6 and polyurethane nanofibres (PU NFs) to improve the sound a...
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In this study, we have synthesized titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) into carbon nanofiber (NFs) composites by a simple electrospinning method followed by subsequent thermal treatment. The resulting composite was characterized by state-of-the-art techniques and exploited as the electrode material for supercapacitor applications. The electro...
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MoS 2 /CdS/TiO 2 nanocomposites embedded on carbon nanofibers were synthesized via electrospinning method followed by calcination under an inert atmosphere. The photocatalytic property of the as-synthesized nanocomposite was evaluated for the removal of methylene blue (MB). The obtained results showed that the photocatalytic efficiency and stabilit...
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Fly ash (FA), a solid waste generated in thermal power plants, is considered an environmental pollutant. Therefore, measures must be taken to dispose of FA in an environmentally friendly manner. In this paper, an electrospinning technique was employed to incorporate FA particles onto zinc oxide nanofibers (ZnO NFs), and the product (FA/ZnO composit...
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A simple and effective route was employed to fabricate cadmium titanate nanofibers (CdTiO3 NFs) immobilized into the reduced graphene oxide (RGO) sheets using electrospinning and calcination processes. Here, graphene oxide (GO) served as a supporting material for the deposition of CdTiO3 precursor along with the scarifying polymer nanofibers and up...
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A combination of electrospinning technique and hydrothermal process was carried out to fabricate zinc oxide nano-flakes wrapped carbon nanofibers (ZnO/CNFs) composite as an effective electrode material for supercapacitor. The morphology of the as-synthesized composite clearly revealed that the carbon nanofibers were successfully wrapped with ZnO na...
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In this work, Ag3PO4 nanoparticles were successfully decorated on graphene-like MoS2 sheet by one-pot hydrothermal method. Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Photoluminescence (PL), and Fourier transform infra-red (FT-IR) spectroscopy techniques were employed for th...
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Salicylic acid/polyurethane composite nanofibers mats were fabricated by introducing salicylic acid (SA) in polyurethane (PU) solution during the electrospinning process. Cell viability assays showed that the as-prepared composite nanofibers had a good biocompatibility. Further, The composite mats showed good antibacterial performance against Gram...
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This study investigates the effect of cation exchange membrane (CEM) diffusion layers on cathode potential behavior in microbial fuel cells based on a cobalt electrodeposited anode that works in actual industrial wastewater. The structural properties of the modified anode materials were evaluated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which show...
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In this study, electrospun Nylon-6,6 nanofiber (Nylon-6,6 NFs) reinforced cyclic butylene terephthalate (CBT) composites were prepared by electrospinning process followed by hot press method and compared with the pristine Nylon-6,6 nanofiber in terms of tensile properties and light transparency. The formation of hydrogen bonds between CBT and nylon...
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In this work, we report a fabrication of photoluminescent carbon dots (C-dots) incorporated keratin/poly (vinyl alcohol) (keratin/PVA) hydrogel via an electron beam irradiation technique. Hydrogels with porous structure along with homogeneous networks were obtained by this ecofriendly approach. The prepared hydrogels showed excitation dependant pho...
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Development of photocatalytic materials with magnetic and antibacterial properties is highly desirable in wastewater treatment. In this study, a novel magnetically separable silver-iron oxide nanoparticles (Ag-Fe3O4 NPs) decorated graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) nanocomposite via hydrothermal treatment has been presented for the multifaceted appl...
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Eggshell membrane (ESM), which locates between the egg white and the inner surface of the eggshell, is generally considered as waste; however, it can be utilized in various fields. In this contribution, we report a stable CdS-TiO 2 decorated carbonized egg shell membrane (CESM) composite for effective removal of methylene blue (MB). The ESM was uti...
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A novel and efficient CeO2-doped MnO2 nanorods decorated reduced graphene oxide (CeO2-MnO2/RGO) nanocomposite was successfully synthesized via hydrothermal method. The growth of the CeO2 doped MnO2 nanorods over GO sheets and reduction of GO were simultaneously carried out under hydrothermal treatment. The morphology and structure of as-synthesized...
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Polyurethane (PU) nanofibers containing graphene oxide (GO) and Ag doped functionalized reduced graphene oxide (Ag-RGO) were successfully prepared via the electrospinning technique. The uniform distribution of GO sheets along with Ag nanoparticle in the nanofibers was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and the elemental mapping technique....
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Eggshell membrane (ESM), which locates between the egg white and the inner surface of the eggshell, is generally considered as waste; however, it can be utilized in various fields. In this contribution, we report a fabrication of ESM based hydrogel by incorporating with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) via an electron beam irradiation technique. A hydrogel...
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Carbon quantum dots (C-dots) triggered photoluminescent keratin/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/C-dots nanofibers (NFs) with optical transparency and biocompatibility were prepared by an electrospinning process. The synthesized NFs were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier t...
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The development of electrospun nanofibers with improved mechanical properties is of great scientific and technological interest because of their wide-range of applications. Reinforcement of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into the polymer matrix is considered as a promising strategy for substantially enhancing the mechanical properties of resulting CNTs/po...
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A hybrid material of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) sheets decorated with CdS-TiO2 NPs was prepared through a facile one-pot hydrothermal method. The assembly of CdS-TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) on RGO sheets was in-situ produced. As-synthesized nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-...
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Well-dispersed Ag3VO4 nanoparticles @polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofibers were synthesized by an easily controlled, template-free method as a photo-catalyst for the degradation of methylene blue. Their structural, optical, and photocatalytic properties have been studied by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, field-emission scanning e...
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A multifunctional Ag-TiO2/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposite was prepared by a simple one-step hydrothermal reaction using TiO2 NP (degusa P25), AgNO3, and graphene oxide (GO) without reducing agents. Growth of the Ag-TiO2 NPs over GO and reduction of GO were simultaneously carried out under hydrothermal condition. This method provides the...
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A simple and efficient approach is developed to immobilize TiO2 nanofibers onto reduced graphene oxide (RGO) sheets. Here, TiO2 nanofiber-intercalated RGO sheets are readily produced by two-step procedure involving the use of electrospinning process to fabricate TiO2 precursor containing polymeric fibers on the surface of GO sheets, followed by sim...
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Highly photocatalytic and antibacterial Ag2CO3 nanoparticles were incorporated into PAN nanofibers by electrospinning technique followed by ion exchange reaction between silver nitrate and sodium bicarbonate at room temperature. The samples were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission electron microscopy...
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Highly photocatalytic and antibacterial Ag2CO3 nanoparticles were incorporated into PAN nanofibers by electrospinning technique followed by ion exchange reaction between silver nitrate and sodium bicarbonate at room temperature. The samples were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission electron microscopy...
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Carbon quantum dots/titanium dioxide (CQDs/TiO2) composite nanofibers were prepared via a facile one step hydrothermal method. Characterization of the samples was carried out by Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Photoluminescence (PL), and Fourier transformed infra...
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Carbon quantum dots/titanium dioxide (CQDs/TiO2) composite nanofibers were prepared via a facile one step hydrothermal method. Characterization of the samples was carried out by Field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Photoluminescence (PL), and Fourier transformed infra...
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Highly photocatalytic and antibacterial Ag 2 CO 3 nanoparticles were incorporated into PAN nanofibers by electrospinning technique followed by ion exchange reaction between silver nitrate and sodium bicarbonate at room temperature. The samples were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Transmission electron microsco...
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Dispersibility of graphene sheets in polymer matrices and interfacial interaction are challenging for producing graphene-based high performance polymer nanocomposites. In this study, three kinds nanofillers; pristine graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs), graphene oxide (GO), and functionalized graphene sheet (FGS) were used to prepare polyurethane (PU) co...
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A new route for the synthesis of aminophenol grafted and Ag NPs decorated reduced graphene sheet (Ag-RGS) was developed as an effective antibacterial nanostructure. The nucleophilic substitution reaction of amine group of aminophenol with epoxy group of GO in the presence of silver nitrate and subsequent reduction with hydrazine generated Ag-RGS na...
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A new route for the synthesis of aminophenol grafted and Ag NPs decorated reduced graphene sheet (Ag-RGS) was developed as an effective antibacterial nanostructure. The nucleophilic substitution reaction of amine group of aminophenol with epoxy group of GO in the presence of silver nitrate and subsequent reduction with hydrazine generated Ag-RGS na...
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Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/chitosan (CS)/graphene oxide (GO) biocomposite nanofibers have been successfully prepared using aqueous solution by electrospinning. CS colloidal gel in 1% acetic acid can be changed to homogeneous solution by using electron beam irradiation (EBI). The uniform distributions of GO sheets in the nanofibers were investigated...
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Materials with photocatalytic and adsorption property, and antibacterial activity have been widely used in waste water treatment. Taking advantages of TiO2 as a well known photocatalyst and antibacterial material, and fly-ash (FA) as an adsorbent, fly ash doped TiO2 nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning process for the removal of organic poll...
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Three dimensional self-assembled graphene hydrogels were easily fabricated by electron beam irradiation (EBI) using an aqueous solution of wool/poly(vinyl alcohol) and graphene oxide (GO). After exposure to various levels of EBI radiation, the highly porous, self-assembled, wool-based graphene hydrogels were characterized using scanning electron mi...