New Routes to Graphene, Graphene Oxide and Their Related Applications

Authors

  • Yu Zhu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005, USA
    2. Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005, USA
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  • Dustin K. James,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005, USA
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  • James M. Tour

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005, USA
    2. Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005, USA
    3. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005, USA
    • Department of Chemistry, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77005, USA.
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Abstract

Recent research has focused upon the growth of the graphene, with a concentration on the synthesis of graphene and related materials using both solution processes and high temperature chemical vapor and solid growth methods. Protocols to prepare high aspect ratio graphene nanoribbons from multi-walled carbon nanotubes have been developed as well as techniques to grow high quality graphene for electronics and other applications where high quality is needed. Graphene materials have been manipulated and modified for use in applications such as transparent electrodes, field effect transistors, thin film transistors and energy storage devices. This review summarizes the development of graphene and related materials.

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