Graphene–electrolyte systems are commonly found in cutting-edge research on electrochemistry, biotechnology, nanoelectronics, energy storage, materials engineering, and chemical engineering. The electrons in graphene intimately interact with ions from an electrolyte at the graphene–electrolyte interface, where the electrical or chemical properties of both graphene and electrolyte could be affected. The electronic behavior therefore determines the performance of applications in both Faradaic and non-Faradaic processes, which require intensive studies.
This book systematically integrates the electronic theory and experimental techniques for both graphene and electrolytes. The theoretical sections detail the classical and quantum description of electron transport in graphene and the modern models for charges in electrolytes. The experimental sections compile common techniques for graphene growth/characterization and electrochemistry. Based on this knowledge, the final chapter reviews a few applications of graphene–electrolyte systems in biosensing, neural recording, and enhanced electronic devices, in order to inspire future developments. This multidisciplinary book is ideal for a wide audience, including physicists, chemists, biologists, electrical engineers, materials engineers, and chemical engineers.
- First book to systematically cover the most fundamental theories of electrons in semiconductors, graphene, electrolytes, and their interfaces
- Includes common experimental techniques for graphene growth/characterization and electrochemistry, which are tightly bounded with theoretical backgrounds
- Reviews up-to-date research in graphene nanoelectronics, electrical double layer, biosensing, and other graphene–electrolyte systems, which are essential for future applications and discussions
“Focused on fundamentals, this book is a timely, self-contained introduction systematically describing the theoretical and experimental basis for a quantitative understanding of graphene–electrolyte interfaces.”~Prof. Thomas Szkopek, McGill University, Canada
“The performance of applications in bionics, bioelectronics, and biosensors is often related to the electronic processes at the interface between electrode materials and electrolyte. This book is indispensable for an in-depth discussion of graphene–electrolyte systems.”~Prof. David J. Garrett, RMIT University, Australia
“The reviews of up-to-date research in graphene nanoelectronics, electrical double layer, and biosensing are inspiring and open up many new research opportunities. This is a handy reference book.”~Prof. Yuan Chen, The University of Sydney, Australia
“This book extensively discusses the electronic theories and experiments in graphene–electrolyte systems, paving the way for future exploration.”~Prof. Arben Merkoçi, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain
“In this comprehensive exploration of graphene, electrochemistry, and the intersection of the two, Dr. Hualin Zhan provides a highly accessible guide to the 21st century’s wonder material: graphene.”~Dr. Nicholas Apollo, Dexcom, USA
“This book describes both the fundamental knowledge and potential applications of the graphene–electrolyte interface in a very clear and logical way. Highly recommended.”~Dr. Wei Tong, National Vision Research Institute, Australia