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Nanomaterials 2013, 3(3), 325-356; doi:10.3390/nano3030325
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Photoelectrochemical Properties of Graphene and Its Derivatives

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 and 2,*
1 Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, UK 2 Nokia Research Centre, Broers Building, 21 JJ Thomson Ave., Cambridge CB3 0FA, UK
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 May 2013 / Revised: 20 June 2013 / Accepted: 20 June 2013 / Published: 3 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphene Quantum Dots)
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Abstract

Graphene and its derivatives combine a numerous range of supreme properties that can be useful in many applications. The purpose of this review is to analyse the photoelectrochemical properties of pristine graphene, graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and their impact on semiconductor catalysts/quantum dots. The mechanism that this group of materials follows to improve their performance will be cleared by explaining how those properties can be exploited in several applications such as photo-catalysts (degradation of pollutants) and photovoltaics (solar cells).
Keywords: graphene oxide; graphene; reduced graphene oxide; photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry graphene oxide; graphene; reduced graphene oxide; photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry
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Adán-Más, A.; Wei, D. Photoelectrochemical Properties of Graphene and Its Derivatives. Nanomaterials 2013, 3, 325-356.

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