Fundamentals and Emergent Applications

1st Edition - November 17, 2012

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  • Authors: Jamie Warner, Fransizka Schaffel, Mark Rummeli, Alicja Bachmatiuk
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123948274
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123945938

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Providing fundamental knowledge necessary to understand graphene’s 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 graphene’s 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.

Key Features

  • Discusses graphene’s fundamental structure and properties, acting as a time-saving handbook for validated research
  • Demonstrates 100+ high-quality graphical representations, providing the reader with clear images to convey complex situations
  • Reviews characterization techniques relevant to grapheme, equipping the reader with experimental knowledge relevant for practical use rather than just theoretical understanding


Provides new chemistry, physics and materials science graduate students and post-docs with the essential knowledge needed to undertake their research

Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1. Introduction
      • 1.1 About the book
      • References
    • Chapter 2. The Atomic Structure of Graphene and Its Few-layer Counterparts
      • 2.1 Graphene
      • 2.2 Bilayer, Trilayer and Few-layer Graphene
      • 2.3 Relationship of Graphene to Carbon Nanotubes
      • 2.4 Other Layered 2D Crystals
      • 2.5 Nanostructured Graphene
      • References
    • Chapter 3. Properties of Graphene
      • Chapter 3.1 Electronic Properties
      • Chapter 3.2 Chemical Properties of Graphene
      • Chapter 3.3 Electron Spin Properties of Graphene
      • Chapter 3.4 The Mechanical Properties of Graphene
      • Chapter 3.5 The Thermal Properties of Graphene
    • Chapter 4. Methods for Obtaining Graphene
      • Chapter 4.1 Mechanical Exfoliation
      • Chapter 4.2 Chemical Exfoliation
      • Chapter 4.3 Reduced Graphene Oxide
      • Chapter 4.4 Bottom-up Synthesis of Graphene From Molecular Precursors
      • Chapter 4.5 Chemical Vapour Deposition Using Catalytic Metals
      • Chapter 4.6 CVD Synthesis of Graphene Over Nonmetals
      • Chapter 4.7 Epitaxial Growth of Graphene on SiC
      • Chapter 4.8 Transfer to Arbitrary Substrates
    • Chapter 5. Characterisation Techniques
      • Chapter 5.1 Optical Microscopy
      • Chapter 5.2 Raman Spectroscopy
      • Chapter 5.3 Scanning Electron Microscopy
      • Chapter 5.4 Transmission Electron Microscopy
      • Chapter 5.5 Electron Diffraction
      • Chapter 5.6 Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy
      • Chapter 5.7 AFM as a Tool for Graphene
      • Chapter 5.8 Hall Mobility and Field-effect Mobility
    • Chapter 6. Applications of Graphene
      • Chapter 6.1 Electronic Devices
      • Chapter 6.2 Spintronics
      • Chapter 6.3 Transparent Conducting Electrodes
      • Chapter 6.4 Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) using Graphene
      • Chapter 6.5 Freestanding Graphene Membranes
      • Chapter 6.6 Graphene-Based Energy Applications
      • Chapter 6.7 Superstrong Graphene Composites
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2012
  • Published: November 17, 2012
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123948274
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123945938

About the Authors

Jamie Warner

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Materials, University of Oxford

Fransizka Schaffel

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Materials, University of Oxford

Mark Rummeli

Mark H. Rümmeli earned his PhD from London Metropolitan University. He then worked as a Research Fellow at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) at the Institute of Space Sensor technology and Planetary Exploration. He then headed the Molecular Nanostructures group at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden. Currently he is a full professor at the Department of Energy Science at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He is also head of the Structural Analysis Group at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), an Institute of Basic Sciences (IBS) in South Korea. His research interests include understanding nanostructure growth, advanced techniques for their functionalization and the development of in situ characterization to better understand their structure-property relationships.

Affiliations and Expertise

Molecular Nanostructures, Leibniz Institute

Alicja Bachmatiuk

Dr Alicja Bachmatiuk studied Chemical Technology at Szczecin University of Technology in Poland, where she continued studies for her PhD. She then joined the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany as a Marie Curie Fellow and then as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow. Currently she is a research professor in the Structural Analysis Group at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), an Institute of Basic Sciences (IBS) in South Korea. In addition, she heads the graphene group at the Laboratory of Carbon and Polymer-Carbon Materials at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Zabrze, Poland.

Her scientific interests include the synthesis, characterization and functionalization of nanomaterials and their application potential. She is also developing in situ Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy to better understand the synthesis of nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Molecular Nanostructures, Leibniz Institute

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  • farooque j. Fri Jul 05 2019

    graphene a miracle material

    A complete and well explained book about amazing material graphene, it will be helpful for new researchers in different fields.