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Physics and Chemistry of Graphene

Graphene to Nanographene

by Toshiaki Enoki and Tsuneya Ando

"This book comprehensively covers graphene, addressing a broad range of physics- and chemistry-related aspects. This in itself is remarkable because so far books on graphene have been restricted to the physical aspects. However, there is an alternative approach which originates from chemistry. On the one hand, graphene can be regarded as a two-dimensional conjugated polymer. On the other, it results from the extension of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to infinite size. What chemistry can bring to the graphene research is its expertise in materials' synthesis. Important criteria which come to mind here are structural perfection, reproducibility, and the efficiency of the fabrication process at different length scales of the products. Further, understanding graphene on the basis of chemistry provides information on what physics cannot cover, particularly on graphene nanostructures. Currently graphene nanostructures have attracted much attention as active components of electronic and spintronic devices, materials for batteries, catalysts, and so on. Clearly, for these fields, the top-down approach of chemistry is indispensable, and it is hard to think of robust graphene-based technologies without an impact from chemistry. The text plays a dual role: as a rich source of knowledge for graphene chemistry and as an introduction to graphene physics with an emphasis on reliable structure–property relations. Both the newcomer and the expert will find it extremely valuable."

Dr. Klaus Müllen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814241489
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: January 2013
  • Pages: 476