We report on the synthesis and characterization of electrospun polyvinyl alcohol
(PVA)/graphene nanofibers. The samples produced were characterized by Raman
spectroscopy for structural and defect density analysis, scanning electron microscopy
(SEM) for morphological analysis, and thermogravimetric (TGA) for thermal analysis.
SEM measurements show uniform hollow PVA fibers formation and excellent graphene
dispersion within the fibers, while TGA measurements show the improved thermal
stability of PVA in the presence of graphene. The synthesized polymer reinforced
nanofibers have potential to serve in many different applications such as thermal
management, supercapacitor electrodes and biomedical materials for drug delivery.