Fundamentals and emergent applicationsBy
- Jamie Warner, Department of Materials, University of Oxford
- Franziska Schaffel, Department of Materials, University of Oxford
- Mark Rummeli , Molecular Nanostructures, Leibniz Institute
- Alicja Bachmatiuk, Molecular Nanostructures, Leibniz Institute
Providing fundamental knowledge necessary to understand graphenes atomic structure, band-structure, unique properties and an overview of groundbreaking current and emergent applications, this new handbook is essential reading for materials scientists, chemists and physicists.
Since the 2010 physics Nobel Prize awarded to Geim and Novosolev for their groundbreaking work isolating graphene from bulk graphite, there has been a huge surge in interest in the area. This has led to a large number of news books on graphene. However, for such a vast inflow of new entrants, the current literature is surprisingly slight, focusing exclusively on current research or books on previous "hot topic" allotropes of carbon.
This book covers fundamental groundwork of the structure, property, characterization methods and applications of graphene, along with providing the necessary knowledge of graphenes atomic structure, how it relates to its band-structure and how this in turn leads to the amazing properties of graphene. And so it provides new graduate students and post-docs with a resource that equips them with the knowledge to undertake their research.
Hardbound, 470 Pages
Published: December 2012
1.1 The discovery of Graphene
1.2 World-wide phenomenon - The history of graphene expansion1.3 Trends in carbon nanomaterials: From fullerenes to nanotubes to graphene.
2. The atomic structure of graphene and its few-layer counterparts2.1 Graphene
2.2 Bilayer, trilayer and few-layer graphene2.3 Relationship of graphene to carbon nanotubes
3. Properties of graphene3.1 Electrical properties
3.2 Electron spin properties3.3 Mechanical properties
3.4 Thermal properties4. Methods for obtaining graphene
4.1 Mechanical exfoliation4.2 Solution phase chemical exfoliation
4.3 Reduction of graphene oxide4.4 Bottom-up synthesis from molecular precursors
4.5 Chemical vapour deposition using catalytic metals4.6 Silicon carbide growth
4.7 Transfer to arbitrary substrates5. Characterization techniques
5.1 Optical microscopy5.2 Raman Spectroscopy
5.3 Transmission Electron Microscopy5.4 Scanning Electron Microscopy
5.5 Electron Diffraction5.6 Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy
5.7 Atomic Force Microscopy5.8 Hall Mobility and Field Effect Transistor Mobility6. Applications of graphene
6.1 Electronic devices6.2 Spintronics
6.3 Transparent conducting electrodes6.4 Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS)
6.5 Free-standing membranes7. Future directions of graphene researchNominated contributor listDr Fransizka Shaeffel - University of Oxford, UK
Dr Huaqiang Cao - Tsinghua University, ChinaDr Alicjia Bachmatiuk - IFW Dresden, Germany
Dr Mark Ruemmeli - IFW Dresden, GermanyDr Jun Luo - Tsinghua University, China
Dr Yasuhiro Ito - AIST, Japan