Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 22, Issue 12, pp 4190–4198

Exfoliation of graphite

  • D. D. L. Chung

DOI: 10.1007/BF01132008

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Chung, D.D.L. J Mater Sci (1987) 22: 4190. doi:10.1007/BF01132008


The exfoliation of graphite is a phase transition involving the vaporization of the intercalate in the graphite. Exfoliated graphite is an expanded graphite with a low density. This paper reviews the process of the exfoliation of graphite and the exfoliated graphite material. It surveys the applications of exfoliated graphite, covers both reversible and irreversible exfoliation and reviews the methods and mechanism of exfoliation. Other topics include the structure and properties of exfoliated graphite, graphite foils, exfoliated carbon fibres and composites.

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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. D. L. Chung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA