Graphene Science Handbook: Size-Dependent Properties, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Graphene Science Handbook

Size-Dependent Properties, 1st Edition

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

CRC Press

505 pages | 463 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781466591356
pub: 2016-04-25
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429169366
pub: 2016-04-21
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


Size Up the Short- and Long-Term Effects 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 five is dedicated to size effects in graphene, characterization, and applications based on size-affected properties and covers:

  • The use of graphene as a tunnel barrier for both charge and spin transport
  • The mechanical behavior of Kevlar–graphene fibers
  • Size-controlled graphene and cases of graphene nanostructures with size-dependent properties
  • The applications of graphene as adsorbents, supporting and hybridization materials, and catalysts for removal of pollutants in contaminated water and air
  • Recent research efforts to synthesize a variety of graphene-based structures
  • The properties of indirect coupling between magnetic moments in monolayer graphene nanostructures
  • The recent results of the electronic properties of graphene/metal systems
  • Interface traps in graphene field-effect devices
  • Semi-analytical models for the calculation of the quantum capacitance of both monolayer and bilayer graphene and its nanoribbons
  • The various properties of mono- and multilayers of silicene compared with the corresponding properties of graphene
  • The most relevant data obtained in the field of the vibrational characterization of graphene and graphene-based materials and more


"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 as a Spin-Polarized Tunnel Barrier

Olaf M.J. van ’t Erve, Enrique Cobas, Adam L. Friedman, Connie H. Li, Aubrey T. Hanbicki,

Jeremy T. Robinson, and Berend T. Jonker

Modeling and Simulation of the Elastic Properties of Kevlar Reinforced by Graphene

Karen S. Martirosyan and Maxim Zyskin

Size Control Methods and Size-Dependent Properties of Graphene

Guoxin Zhang and Xiaoming Sun

Adsorption and Catalysis of Graphene in Environmental Remediation

Hongqi Sun and Shaobin Wang

Graphene Oxide-Derived Porous Materials for Hydrogen/Methane Storage and Carbon Capture

Srinivas Gadipelli, Taner Yildirim, and Zhengxiao Guo

Indirect Coupling between Localized Magnetic Moments in Graphene Nanostructures

Karol Szałowski

A Many-Body Overview of Excitonic Effects in Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons

Jessica Alfonsi

Electronic Properties of Graphene Epitaxially Grown on Metal Substrates Characterized

by Synchrotron-Based Spectroscopies

Liang Zhang and Junfa Zhu

Graphene Field-Effect Transistor Chemical/Biological Sensors

PingAn Hu, Xiaona Wang, Jia Zhang, and Wei Feng

An Interesting Overview about Diffusion in Graphene

Paolo Di Sia

Interface Traps in Graphene Field-Effect Devices: Extraction Methods and Influence on Characteristics

G. I. Zebrev, E. V. Melnik, and A. A. Tselykovskiy

Magnetic Properties of Nanographene Bilayer

R. Masrour, L. Bahmad, E. K. Hlil, M. Hamedoun, and A. Benyoussef

Quantum Capacitance of Graphene Sheets and Nanoribbons

George S. Kliros


Functionalization and Properties of Graphene

Arun K. Nandi, Aniruddha Kundu, and Rama K. Layek

Properties of Two-Dimensional Silicon versus Carbon Systems

C. Kamal, Arup Banerjee, and Aparna Chakrabarti

Raman and FTIR Spectroscopy as Valuable Tools for the Characterization of Graphene-Based Materials

M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, and S. Szunerits

Investigation on Mechanical Behavior of Single-Layer Graphene with Grain Boundary Loops

Tong Zhang, ZhenYu Yang, Tam Lik Ho, Ning Zhu, and DanTong Zhu

Characterization of Pristine and Functionalized Graphene on Metal Surfaces by Electron Spectroscopy

Simone Taioli, Alessio Paris, and Lucia Calliari

Nanographene Patterns from Focused Ion Beam-Induced Deposition: Structural Characterization of Graphene Materials by XPS and Raman Scattering

Micaela Castellino, Gemma Rius, Alessandro Virga, and Alberto Tagliaferro

Thermophysical and Electrophysical Properties of Composite Films Based on Modified Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Multilayered Graphene

A. A. Babaev, A. M. Aliev, P. P. Khokhlachev, Yu. A. Nickolaev, E. I. Terukov, A. B. Freidin,

R. A. Filippov, and A. K. Fillipov


Graphene Gas Sensor: Single-Molecule Gas Detection

Y. Battie and P. Thobois

Graphene-Based Semiconductor Materials for Photocatalytic Applications

Seen-Yee Voon, Wee-Jun Ong, Lling-Lling Tan, Siek-Ting Yong, and Siang-Piao Chai

Fundamentals of Electronic Modification of Graphene by Si and H

Mary Clare Sison Escano, Tien Quang Nguyen, and Hideaki Kasai

Applications of Graphene in Semiconductor Devices as Transparent Contact Layers,

Diffusion Barriers, and Thermal Management Layers

F. Ren, S. J. Pearton, and Jihyun Kim

Application of Graphene and Graphene Oxide in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Jianyong Ouyang

Graphene and Its Diverse Applications in Healthcare Systems

Mahfoozur Rahman, Sarwar Beg, Mohammad Zaki Ahmad, Firoz Anwar, and Vikas Kumar

Advances in Graphene RF Transistors and Applications

Jeong-Sun Moon, D. Kurt Gaskill, and Peter Asbeck

Graphene Transistors: Silicon CMOS-Compatible Processing for Applications in Nanoelectronics

Pia Juliane Wessely and Udo Schwalke

Graphene Nanocomposites for Lithium Battery Application

Yi Shi, Jia-Zhao Wang, Shulei Chou, and Hua-Kun Liu

Improving Corrosion Resistance via Graphene Nanocomposite Coatings

R. Asmatulu, S. I. Khan, and M. L. Jenkinson

Graphene-Based Electrochemical Capacitors

Pritesh Hiralal, Gemma Rius, Masamichi Yoshimura, and Gehan A. J. Amaratunga

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics