Properties, Preparation, Characterization and Applications

2nd Edition - June 23, 2021

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  • Editors: Viera Skakalova, Alan Kaiser
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081028490
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081028483

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Graphene: Properties, Preparation, Characterization and Devices, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive look at the methods used to prepare and analyze graphene. Since the first edition’s publication, there have been many advances in the understanding of graphene, in particular, its key properties and most relevant applications. Updates to this new edition include chapters on liquid exfoliation production of graphene and scanning transmission electron microscopy of graphene. New sections cover graphene's thermal, optical, mechanical, chemical and biocompatibility, with special attention paid to transport properties, a main barrier to the realization of commercial applications.

Key Features

  • Reviews the preparation and characterization of graphene, covering the latest advances in liquid exfoliation production and the scanning transmission electron microscopy of graphene
  • Includes a new section dedicated to the properties of graphene (thermal, transport, optical, mechanical, chemical) to reflect the latest understanding of this important material
  • Discusses the most relevant applications of graphene, such as biomedical, sensing, energy and electronic applications


Materials Scientists and Engineers working on important nanomaterials and nanotechnology topics, Physicists, and Chemists working in academia and R&D

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction to physics of low-dimensional systems
    Siegmar Roth and David L. Carroll
    Part One Graphene properties
    2 Atomic and electronic structure of graphene 
    Jani Kotakoski
    3 Electronic transport in graphene 
    Youngwook Kim
    4 Electronic transport in bilayer graphene 
    R. Asgari
    5 Single charge transport in graphene 
    Dong Su Lee
    6 Graphene spintronics 
    M. Shiraishi
    7 Optical properties of graphene 
    E.D. Obraztsova, M.G. Rybin, and P.A. Obraztsov
    8 The rise of graphene in carbon thermoelectrics 
    David L. Carroll, Siegmar Roth, and Gabriel Marcus
    Part Two Preparation of graphene 
    9 Epitaxial growth of graphene on silicon carbide (SiC) 
    H. Huang, S. Chen, A.T.S. Wee, and W. Chen
    10 Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of graphene films 
    K. Drogowska-Horna´, O. Frank, and M. Kalbac
    11 Chemically derived graphene 
    R.S. Sundaram
    12 Production of graphene and other two-dimensional nanosheets by liquid phase exfoliation 251
    Claudia Backes
    Part Three Characterization of graphene 
    13 Transmission electron microscopy characterization of graphene 
    J.C. Meyer
    14 Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) of graphene 
    Amadeo L. Va´zquez de Parga and Rodolfo Miranda
    15 Raman spectroscopy of graphene 
    Martin Hulman
    16 Other spectroscopic methods for graphene characterization: X-ray and electron spectroscopies 
    Toma Susi
    Part Four Graphene applications 
    17 Graphene—Conjugated polymer matrix composites 
    Lindsey J. Gray, David L. Carroll, and Siegmar Roth
    18 Graphene-based gas sensors, working principles and sensing parameters 
    Juan Casanova-Chafer, Selene Acosta, Carla Bittencourt, and Eduard Llobet
    19 Graphene transparent electrodes 
    Kimmo Mustonen

Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: June 23, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081028490
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081028483

About the Editors

Viera Skakalova

Viera Skákalová works for the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Vienna, Austria

Alan Kaiser

Alan Kaiser is Emeritus Professor at the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Affiliations and Expertise

Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand

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