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Graphene Science Handbook

Electrical and Optical Properties, 1st Edition

Edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, Nasar Ali, William I. Milne, Cengiz S. Ozkan, Stanislaw Mitura, Juana L. Gervasoni

CRC Press

715 pages | 637 B/W Illus.

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Discover the Unique Electron Transport Properties of Graphene

The Graphene Science Handbook is a six-volume set that describes graphene’s special structural, electrical, and chemical properties. The book considers how these properties can be used in different applications (including the development of batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, and supercapacitors based on graphene) and produced on a massive and global scale.

Volume One: Fabrication Methods

Volume Two: Nanostructure and Atomic Arrangement

Volume Three: Electrical and Optical Properties

Volume Four: Mechanical and Chemical Properties

Volume Five: Size-Dependent Properties

Volume Six: Applications and Industrialization

This handbook describes the fabrication methods of graphene; the nanostructure and atomic arrangement of graphene; graphene’s electrical and optical properties; the mechanical and chemical properties of graphene; the size effects in graphene, characterization, and applications based on size-affected properties; and the application and industrialization of graphene.

Volume three is dedicated to graphene’s electrical and optical properties and covers:

  • Graphene and graphene nanoribbons for use in high-frequency transistors, energy-efficient electronics and photonic devices
  • The interface of graphene/high-κ dielectrics
  • The strain-induced modifications of plasmons in graphene
  • A possible advanced physical framework for treating graphenic structures
  • Recent progresses in the electric lens based on graphene-like materials
  • The thermal and thermoelectric transport properties of graphene
  • A numerical method for simulating the electromagnetic field interaction with single-layer graphene and more


"This book contains a nice overview of some of the most interesting aspects of the science of graphene."

—Saverio Russo, University of Exeter, UK

"I am confident in the materials … The wide scope of information covered, and the qualifications of the contributors projects a positive image of the potential quality of the publication."

—Albert V. Tamashausky, Asbury Carbons Inc.

"This book is a result of an impressive project to collect views from experts in every aspect of graphene science. All popular topics in the research of this impressive material are covered. This is the best and most complete presentation that has been published so far for the hottest material of our times. A must-have reference."

—Ioannis Remediakis, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece

"… this set of volumes represents a complete handbook showing the state of the art of science and technology related with graphene. This set of books is written by great specialists and competent experts. For someone who works in this field, this set of volumes is an essential reference for the characterization and application of graphene."

—Dr. Alex Axelevitch, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT)

Table of Contents


Graphene and Graphene Nanoribbons: Properties, Synthesis, and Electronic Applications

Anupama B. Kaul and Jeremy T. Robinson

Interface between Graphene and High-κ Dielectrics

Ming Yang, Yuan Ping Feng, and Shi Jie Wang

Conventional and Laser Annealing to Improve Electrical and Thermal Contacts between Few-Layer or Multilayer Graphene and Metals

Alfredo Rodrigues Vaz, Andrei Alaferdov, Victor Ermakov, and Stanislav Moshkalev

Strain Effect on the Electronic Spectrum of Graphene: Beyond Two Dimensionality

F. M. D. Pellegrino, G. G. N. Angilella, and R. Pucci

Bondonic Electronic Properties of D Graphenic Lattices with Structural Defects

Mihai V. Putz, Ottorino Ori, and Mircea V. Diudea

Electric Lens in Graphene

Weihua Mu

Electronic Properties and Transport in Finite-Size Two-Dimensional Carbons

J. C. Sancho-García and A. J. Pérez-Jiménez

Electronic Properties of Graphene Nanoribbons with Transition Metal Impurities

Neeraj K. Jaiswal and Pankaj Srivastava

Electronic Structure and Transport in Graphene: QuasiRelativistic Dirac–Hartree–Fock Self-Consistent Field Approximation

H. V. Grushevskaya and G. G. Krylov

Graphene and Its Hybrids as Electrode Materials for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

Guangmin Zhou, Feng Li, and Hui-Ming Cheng

Graphene Oxide: An Important Derivative of Graphene with Interesting Electrical Properties

S. Mahaboob Jilani and P. Banerji

Modified Electronic Properties of Graphene

Xiaofeng Fan

Novel Electronic Properties of a Graphene Antidot, Parabolic Dot, and Armchair Ribbon

S.-R. Eric Yang and S. C. Kim

Self-Organized Criticality, Percolation, and Electrical Instability in Graphene Analogs

A. Prikhod’ko and O. Kon’kov

Effects of the Interaction of Transition Metals on the Electronic Properties of Graphene Nanosheets and Nanoribbons

Sefer Bora Lisesivdin, Beyza Sarikavak-Lisesivdin, and Ekmel Ozbay

Electric Properties of Graphene and Its Chemisorption Derivatives

Long Jing and Xueyun Gao

Thermal and Thermoelectric Transport in Graphene: The Role of Electron–Phonon Interactions

Enrique Muñoz

Thermoelectric Effects in Graphene

N. S. Sankeshwar, S. S. Kubakaddi, and B. G. Mulimani


Optical Properties of Graphene

Adam Mock

Visible Optical Extinction and Dispersion of Graphene in Water

John Texter

Graphene Applications for Photoelectrochemical Systems

Rui Cruz, José Maçaira, Luísa Andrade, and Adélio Mendes

Direct Threat of UV–Ozone-Treated Indium-Tin Oxide in Organic Optoelectronics and Stability Enhancement Using Graphene Oxide as Anode Buffer Layer

Tsz Wai Ng, Ming Fai Lo, Qing Dan Yang, and Chun-Sing Lee

Chemical and Optical Aspects of Supported Graphene

D. Tasis, C. Galiotis, and K. Papagelis

Developments of Cavity-Controlled Devices with Graphene and Graphene Nanoribbon

for Optoelectronic Applications

G. C. Shan, C. H. Shek, and M. J. Hu

On-Chip Graphene Optoelectronic Devices

Xuetao Gan, Ren-Jye Shiue, and Dirk Englund

Photonics of Shungite Quantum Dots

B. S. Razbirin, N. N. Rozhkova, and E. F. Sheka

Open-Shell Character and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Nanographenes

Kyohei Yoneda and Masayoshi Nakano

Optical Coupling of Graphene Sheets

Bing Wang and Xiang Zhang

Optical Properties of Graphene in External Fields

Y. H. Chiu, Y. C. Ou, and M. F. Lin

Optoelectronic and Transport Properties of Gapped Graphene

Godfrey Gumbs, Danhong Huang, Andrii Iurov, and Bo Gao


Graphene-Based Nanocomposites with Tailored Electrical, Electromagnetic,

and Electromechanical Properties

M. S. Sarto, G. De Bellis, A. Tamburrano, A. G. D’Aloia, and F. Marra

Electronic Transport and Optical Properties of Graphene

Klaus Ziegler

Graphene Geometric Diodes and Antennas for Terahertz Applications

Zixu Zhu, Saumil Joshi, Bradley Pelz, and Garret Moddel

Polymer Composites with Graphene: Dielectric and Microwave Properties

Vitaliy G. Shevchenko, Polina M. Nedorezova, and Alexander N. Ozerin

Probing Collective Excitations in Graphene/Metal Interfaces by High-Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Measurements

Antonio Politano and Gennaro Chiarello

Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites for Electrical and Electronic Applications

Linxiang He and Sie Chin Tjong

Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene for Electronic Device Application

Golap Kalita, Masayoshi Umeno, and Masaki Tanemura

Chemically Converted Graphene Thin Films for Optoelectronic Applications

Farzana A. Chowdhury, Joe Otsuki, and M. Sahabul Alam

Electrical and Thermal Conductivity of Indium–Graphene and Copper–Graphene Composites

K. Jagannadham

Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications in Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors

Xuefei Guo and Woo Hyoung Lee

Graphene Applications

R. M. Abdel Hameed

Optical Properties of Graphene and Its Applications under Total Internal Reflection

Zhi-Bo Liu, Xiao-Qing Yan, and Jian-Guo Tian

About the Editors

Mahmood Aliofkhazraei is an assistant professor in the Materials Engineering Department at Tarbiat Modares University. Dr. Aliofkhazraei’s research interests include nanotechnology and its use in surface and corrosion science. One of his main interests is plasma electrolysis, and he has published more than 40 papers and a book in this area. Overall he has published more than 12 books and 90 journal articles. Aliofkhazraei has received numerous awards, including the Khwarizmi award, IMES medal, INIC award, best-thesis award, best-book award, and the best young nanotechnologist award of Iran. He is on the advisory editorial board of several nanotechnology journals.

Nasar Ali is a visiting professor at Meliksah University in Turkey. Earlier he held the post of chief scientific officer at CNC Coatings Company based in Rochdale, UK. Prior to this Dr. Ali was a faculty member (assistant professor) at the University of Aveiro in Portugal where he founded and led the Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology group. He has over 120 international refereed research publications, including a number of book chapters. Dr. Ali serves on a number of committees for international conferences based on nanomaterials, thin films, and emerging technologies (nanotechnology), and he chairs the highly successful NANOSMAT congress.

William I. Milne, FREng, FIET, FIMMM, was head of the Electrical Engineering Division of the Engineering Department at Cambridge University from 1999 until 2014 and was Director of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) from 2004 until 2015. He earned a BSc at St. Andrews University in Scotland in 1970 and later earned a PhD in electronic materials at the Imperial College London. In 2003 he was awarded a DEng (honoris causa) by the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include large area silicon-and carbon-based electronics, thin film materials, and, MEMS and carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other 1-D and 2-D structures for electronic applications.

Cengiz S. Ozkan is a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD in materials science and engineering at Stanford University in 1997. He has been elected as the Distinguished Engineering Educator of 2016 by the Engineers' Council. His research areas include energy storage technologies, renewable energy, design and processing of 2D and 3D nanomaterials, nanopatterning and nanoelectronics. He has more than 200 technical publications including journal papers and conference proceedings; 10 book chapters; five edited books, nearly 300 abstracts and 80 patent disclosures; he organized/co-organized more than 30 scientific and international conferences worldwide. Among his important contributions include: the first time growth of hierarchical three-dimensional graphene nanostructures; development of a high-throughput metrology method for large-area graphene sheets; and high performance supercapacitors based on three-dimensional graphene nanostructures.

Stanislaw F. Mitura has been a professor in biomedical engineering at Koszalin University of Technology since 2011. He is a visiting professor at the Technical University (TU) of Liberec and was awarded a doctor honoris causa from TU Liberec. He was professor of materials science at Lodz University of Technology from 2001 to 2014. He earned an MSc in physics at the University of Lodz (1974), a PhD in mechanical engineering at the Lodz University of Technology (1985), a DSc in materials science at the Warsaw University of Technology (1993). He has contributed to numerous papers and to seven books.

Juana L. Gervasoni is head of the Department of Metal Materials and Nanostructures, Applied Research of Centro Atomico Bariloche (CAB), Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, CNEA (National Atomic Energy Commission). She is also a member of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (National Council of Scientific and Technological Research, CONICET, Argentina). She has been a member of the Coordinating Committee of the CNEA Controlled Fusion Program since 2013. Her area of scientific research involves the interactions of atomic particles of matter, electronic excitations in solids, surfaces, and nanosystems, the absorption of hydrogen in metals, and the study of new materials under irradiation. She has published over 100 articles in international journals. Her teaching at the Instituto Balseiro includes directing graduate and postdoctoral students. Along with her academic and research work, Dr. Gervasoni is heavily involved in the gender issues of scientific communities, especially in Argentina and Latin America.

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