The physical separation of graphite layers with adhesive tape was a novel approach that spawned a flurry of activity but the chemical separation of graphite layers has been known for decades. The chapter starts off with a historical perspective of chemical exfoliation. The following topics are then discussed in detail: the morphology of chemically converted graphene (CCG) and graphene oxide (GO); models and supporting experiments that provide insight into the structural properties of GO; electrical characterization of CCG and GO; improvements made in CCG formation and functionalization of CCG; and, obtaining graphene ribbons from carbon nanotubes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Graphene Nanoelectronics|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Materials to Circuits|
|Number of pages||30|
|ISBN (Print)||1461405475, 9781461405474|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2012|
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