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Two-Dimensional Carbon
Fundamental Properties, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

ISBN 9789814411943
Published April 9, 2014 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
346 Pages 23 Color & 98 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

After a brief introduction to the fundamental properties of graphene, this book focuses on synthesis, characterization and application of various types of two-dimensional (2D) nanocarbons ranging from single/few layer graphene to carbon nanowalls and graphene oxides. Three major synthesis techniques are covered: epitaxial growth of graphene on SiC, chemical synthesis of graphene on metal, and chemical vapor deposition of vertically aligned carbon nanosheets or nanowalls. One chapter is dedicated to characterization of 2D nanocarbon using Raman spectroscopy. It provides extensive coverage for applications of 2D carbon in energy storage including supercapacitor, lithium ion battery and fuel cells.

Table of Contents

Introduction Yihong Wu
Electronic Band Structure of Graphene
Yihong Wu
Growth of epitaxial graphene on SiC
Xiaosong Wu
Chemical Vapor Deposition of Large Area Graphene on Metallic Substrates
Qingkai Yu
Growth and Electrical Characterization of Carbon Nanowalls
Yihong Wu
Structural Characterization of Carbon Nanowalls and their Potential Applications in Energy Devices
Masaru Tachibana
Raman and Infrared Spectroscopic Characterization of Graphene
Zexiang Shen
Graphene-based Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage X. S. Zhao
Chemical Synthesis of Graphene and Its Applications in Batteries
Zhaoping Liu
Photonic Properties of Graphene Device
Won Jong Yoo
Graphene oxides and reduced graphene oxide sheets: synthesis, characterization, fundamental properties and applications
Hua Zhang

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Yihong Wu is professor of electrical engineering at the National University of Singapore. He has been involved in research in various physical and engineering disciplines, which include optoelectronics, optical data storage, magnetic data storage, spintronics, and carbon nanomaterials. Prof. Wu’s current research is focused on nanomagnetism and spintronic devices and 2D carbon nanostructures.


Zexiang Shen is professor in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He also holds a joint appointment at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at NTU. His main research areas include carbon-related materials, especially graphene. Prof. Shen has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed journal papers, 3 book chapters, and more than 200 conference papers and edited 1 book.


Ting Yu is assistant professor in the Division of Physics and Applied Physics at NTU. His research focuses on the fabrication of low-dimensional, especially 2D, materials and investigation of their optical, electrical, and electrochemical properties for developing novel electronics, optoelectronics, and energy conversion/storage.


"In 11 chapters, this book covers the fascinating properties of graphene, thereby stimulating future advances in the synthesis, characterization, theoretical understanding, and industrial applications of this promising layered material. The book is especially attractive because not only novices to this field can use it, but also it will serve as a useful reference for graphene experts."

Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

"As a shining star on the horizon of materials science and condensed-matter physics, graphene brings forth a bright future for low-dimensional physics and various applications. Focusing on the important details of the synthesis, characterization, and application of 2D carbon materials, this book provides readers with a fresh perspective and comprehensive interpretation about graphene, carbon nanowalls, and graphene oxide. Anyone seeking inspiration from the most fascinating discoveries in the field of 2D carbon materials will find this book very useful."

Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China