Synthesis and Characterization of Mass Produced High Quality Few Layered Graphene Sheets via a Chemical Method
Mohammed Khenfouch, U. Buttner, Mimouna Baïtoul, Malik Maaza
Department of Electrical Engineering, Electromech. Microsyst. & Polymer Integration Res. (EMPIRe) Group, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
Group of Polymers and nanomaterials, Laboratory of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Sciences Dhar el Mahraz, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Atlas Fez, Morocco.
iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation of South Africa, Old Faure Road, Somerset West, Western Cape Province, South Africa;UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences-Nanotechnology, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa.
UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences-Nanotechnology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology Science Campus, Corner of Christiaan de Wet Road & Pioneer Avenue, Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa;Group of Polymers and nanomaterials, Laboratory of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Sciences Dhar el Mahraz, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Atlas Fez, Morocco;iThemba LABS-National Research Foundation of South Africa, Old Faure Road, Somerset West, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
DOI: 10.4236/graphene.2014.32002   PDF   HTML     5,439 Downloads   9,362 Views   Citations

Abstract

Graphene is a two-dimensional crystal of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. It is a zero band gap semimetal with very unique physical and chemical properties which make it useful for many applications such as ultra-high-speed field-effect transistors, p-n junction diodes, terahertz oscillators, and low-noise electronic, NEMS and sensors. When the high quality mass production of this nanomaterial is still a big challenge, we developed a process which will be an important step to achieve this goal. Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning tunneling microscopy, High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive X-ray system were investigated to characterize and examine the quality of this product.

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Khenfouch, M. , Buttner, U. , Baïtoul, M. and Maaza, M. (2014) Synthesis and Characterization of Mass Produced High Quality Few Layered Graphene Sheets via a Chemical Method. Graphene, 3, 7-13. doi: 10.4236/graphene.2014.32002.

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