High-quality graphene via microwave reduction of solution-exfoliated graphene oxide

Damien Voiry, Jieun Yang, Jacob Kupferberg, Raymond Fullon, Calvin Lee, Hu Young Jeong, Hyeon Suk Shin, Manish Chhowalla

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Efficient exfoliation of graphite in solutions to obtain high-quality graphene flakes is desirable for printable electronics, catalysis, energy storage, and com posites. Graphite oxide with large lateral dimensions has an exfoliation yield of ∼100%, but it has not been possible to completely remove the oxygen functional groups so that the reduced form of graphene oxide (GO; reduced form: rGO) remains a highly disordered material. Here we report a simple, rapid method to reduce GO into pristine graphene using 1- to 2-second pulses of microwaves.The desirable structural properties are translated intomobility values of >1000 square centimeters per volt per second in fieldeffect transistors with microwave-reduced GO (MW-rGO) as the channelmaterial and into particularly high activity for MW-rGO catalyst support toward oxygen evolution reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1413-1416
Number of pages4
Issue number6306
Publication statusPublished - Sep 23 2016

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