Special Issue "Graphene"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015)
The isolation of the “wonder material” graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon, by Geim and Novoselov, has led to intensive research into graphene, its properties and applications, across a variety of disciplines. Following numerous publications outlining its fundamental physical properties, new devices are being realised that are setting new standards and shifting paradigms in areas such as electronics.
Graphene’s unique properties include: very high charge carrier mobility, the ability to tune its carrier density (and Fermi level), excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, superior optical transparency and mechanical strength, high surface area, and surface sensitivity.
Developments in material growth technology, leading to high mobility, uniform and large area graphene are facilitating a plethora of applications including: electronic applications (devices, displays, transparent electrodes, high-frequency devices); environmental applications (catalysis, water splitting, solar fuels, water purification); energy generation and conversion (fuel cell, solar cells, thermal energy conversion, and thermal management devices); energy storage (batteries, super capacitors); and sensors (optoelectronic sensors, chemical sensors, and biosensors).
Many of the potential applications of graphene are enhanced by the ability to modify (functionalize) its surface chemistry. Surface modification can be used to introduce a bandgap into graphene, to tailor its surface properties including adhesion, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity and surface binding. These surface properties are critical in everything from graphene composites to graphene sensors.
Abstracts related to experimentally demonstrated graphene materials and devices are solicited. This includes interdisciplinary topics related to the materials science, chemistry, biotechnology, physics, mechanics, and engineering of 2D materials, such as graphene, transition-metal dichalcogenides, silicene, and others. Papers demonstrating graphene devices, device processing, characterization, and applications are particularly welcomed.
Contributed papers are solicited in the following areas:
- Synthesis and processing of graphene, including large-domain graphene, reduced graphene oxide and graphene functionalization
- Layer transfer techniques
- Characterization including novel techniques and experimental tools
- processing, modification and characterization of Graphene and other 2D-layerd materials
- Graphene doping
- Surface modification (functionalisation of graphene)
- Electronic devices and structures
- Graphene composites
- Graphene inks
- Graphene and 2D-layered materials applications and devices (including electronic devices and structures, optoelectronic devices)
- Energy generation and storage applications
- Graphene and graphene nanocomposites for catalysis
- Graphene sensors and biosensors
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Dr. Owen J Guy
- 2D materials