LIG is a revolutionary technique that uses a common CO2 infrared laser scriber, like the one used in any machine shop, for the direct conversion of polymers into porous graphene under ambient conditions. This technique combines the preparation and patterning of 3D graphene in a single step, without the use of wet chemicals. The ease in the structural engineering and excellent mechanical properties of the 3D graphene obtained have made LIG a versatile technique for applications across many fields.
This book compiles cutting-edge research on LIG by different research groups all over the world. It discusses the strategies that have been developed to synthesize and engineer graphene, including controlling its properties such as porosity, composition, and surface characteristics. The authors are pioneers in the discovery and development of LIG and the book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, chemistry, environmental sciences, and device development, especially those with an interest in the synthesis and applications of graphene-based materials.
Table of Contents
Graphene: A Brief Overview. Laser-Induced Graphene: Synthesis and Properties. Laser-Induced Graphene for Energy Storage. Laser-Induced Graphene for Electrocatalysis Applications. Laser-Induced Graphene for Water Treatment. Laser-Induced Graphene Sensors. Specific Laser Cutter Settings.
Ruquan Ye is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry and a member of the State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the development of new methods for the synthesis of nanomaterials and their applications in catalysis and photophysics.
James M. Tour is an organic chemist, a T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of chemistry, and a professor of computer science as well as of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University, Texas, USA. His research is focused on diverse topics on nanomaterials and nanomedicine, with an emphasis on the methods to synthesize graphene and apply them across various technology platforms. Prof. Tour was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2015 and named among "The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today" by TheBestSchools.org in 2019. He was named "Scientist of the Year" by the R&D Magazine in 2013 and has won the 2008 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology.