Graphene–Electrolyte Interfaces

Graphene–Electrolyte Interfaces

Electronic Properties and Applications

edited by Hualin Zhan

300 pages

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774949
  • Published: May 2020

  • eBook - PDF
  • ISBN: 9781003044871

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.

Key Features:

  • 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