Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology

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Synthesis of Graphene

  • Swastik KarEmail author
  • Saikat Talapatra
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6178-0_53-2

Synonyms

Definition

Graphene (or monolayer graphene or single-layer graphene) is a single-atom-thick, quasi-infinite, sp 2-hybridized allotrope of carbon in which the atoms are packed in a planar honeycomb crystal lattice (see Fig. 1). It can be visualized as a single sheet of graphite and its lattice structure is related to those of fullerenes for drug delivery and carbon nanotubes. Few-layered graphene, multilayered graphene, or multigraphene refers to a few layers of graphene stacked (with weak interlayer attraction) in a manner similar to graphite. Figure 1a, b is a schematic representation of a sheet of single-layer graphene.

Keywords

Graphene Oxide Graphene Sheet Reduce Graphene Oxide Graphite Oxide Expandable Graphite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsSouthern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA