Nanotechnology 2013 Sep 21;24(37):375302. Epub 2013 Aug 21.
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
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Nanoscale 2011 Dec 7;3(12):5156-60. Epub 2011 Nov 7.
Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics & Information Displays and Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 9 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing, China 210046.
Graphene oxide nanoribbons (GONRs) have been prepared by chemically unzipping multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Thin-film networks of GONRs were fabricated by spray-coating, followed by a chemical or thermal reduction to form reduced graphene oxide nanoribbons (rGONRs). Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterizations indicate that the thermal reduction in the presence of ethanol vapor effectively restores the graphitic structure of the GONR as compared to chemical reduction with hydrazine vapor. Read More
Adv Mater 2014 Feb 22;26(8):1154-75. Epub 2014 Jan 22.
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, D70569, Stuttgart, Germany.
Nanostructures are promising candidates for use as active materials for the detection of chemical and biological species, mainly due to the high surface-to-volume ratio and the unique physical properties arising at the nanoscale. Among the various nanostructures, materials comprised of sp(2) -carbon enjoy a unique position due to the possibility to readily prepare them in various dimensions ranging from 0D, through 1D to 2D. This review focuses on the use of 1D (carbon nanotubes) and 2D (graphene) carbon nanostructures for the detection of biologically relevant molecules. Read More
Nano Lett 2012 Sep 16;12(9):4642-6. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China.
Fabrication of graphene nanostructures is of importance for both investigating their intrinsic physical properties and applying them into various functional devices. In this paper, we report a scalable fabrication approach for graphene nanostructures. Compared with conventional lithographic fabrication techniques, this new approach uses graphene edges as the templates or masks and offers advantage in technological simplicity and capability of creating small features below 10 nm scale. Read More
Nano Lett 2009 Dec;9(12):4025-30
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA.
It is highly desirable to produce narrow-width graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with smooth edges in large scale. In an attempt to solve this difficult problem, we examined the hydrogenation of GNRs on the basis of first principles density functional calculations. Our study shows that narrow GNRs can be readily obtained from wide GNRs by partial hydrogenation. Read More