Towards rationally designed graphene-based materials and devices

Yu Teng Liang, Mark C Hersam

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Abstract

With its exceptional charge transport properties, graphene has emerged as a potential replacement material in the electronics industry. For these applications, much effort has been devoted towards the synthesis of large defect-free graphene sheets. However, recent developments have enabled the efficient production of micrometer- and nanometer-sized graphene sheets in the solution phase. These suspensions have stimulated the development of novel materials and devices that more fully exploit the tunability and large specific surface area of pristine graphene. This review highlights advances in the understanding of the defect structure and properties of as-produced graphene as well as strategies for its chemical selection and modification that facilitates its use in functional materials and devices. Review: Recent developments in chemical processing have enabled the efficient production of micrometer- and nanometer- sized graphene sheets in the solution phase. This review details recent advances in the understanding of the defect structure and properties of graphene derived from the most common synthetic pathways. Strategies are presented for graphene chemical selection and modification that facilitates its use in functional materials and devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1100
Number of pages10
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume213
Issue number10-11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2012

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Keywords

  • composites
  • devices
  • functionalization
  • graphene
  • modification
  • processing

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  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Towards rationally designed graphene-based materials and devices. / Liang, Yu Teng; Hersam, Mark C.

In: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 213, No. 10-11, 14.06.2012, p. 1091-1100.

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