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Special Issue "Graphene and Related Materials"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Amor M. Abdelkader
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1. Associate Professor of Advanced Materials, Head of Research & Professional Practice, Department of Design and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, C226, Christchurch House, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB, UK 2. Visitor Academic, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK
Interests: rechargeable batteries; supercapacitors; nanomaterials; energy materials; electrochemical CO2 sequestration
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Dear Colleagues,

Since the first isolation of graphene in 2004 by A. Geim and K. Novoselov at the University of Manchester, scientists across the globe have devoted great effort to delving deeper into the newly discovered two-dimensional (2D) materials. First, by focusing mainly on the fundamental physics aspects, which led to the discovery of new phenomena such as Klein tunneling in a solid-state system and the so-called half-integer quantum Hall effect. Later on, by developing scalable production methods that allow graphene to be used in real-life applications. In the last few years, the scientific community has begun to realise the fantastic properties of other 2D materials. This opens the door for the discovery of more atomically- or molecularly- thin materials, and even tailoring completely new materials by introducing the concept of layer-by-layer stacking of heterogeneous inorganic 2D materials. In addition, the reaction between 2D materials with foreign chemical species or substitution brings about a variety of geometrical and chemical structures, which have different physical and chemical properties. All of this made 2D materials strong candidates for many applications such as sensors, energy storage and harvesting, electronics, aerospace, and biomedical devices.

This Special Issue will capture cutting-edge research in understanding the theoretical and experimental aspects related to graphene and other 2D materials. The issue will cover a wide range of topics ranging from the most blue-sky basic research through to the translation of the results into industrial processes. Contributions of both original articles and comprehensive reviews are invited within the scope of this Special Issue.

Assoc. Prof. Amr Abdelkader
Guest Editor

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Chemical Vapour Deposition of Graphene—Synthesis, Characterisation, and Applications: A Review
Molecules 2020, 25(17), 3856; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25173856 - 25 Aug 2020
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 1647
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Graphene as the 2D material with extraordinary properties has attracted the interest of research communities to master the synthesis of this remarkable material at a large scale without sacrificing the quality. Although Top-Down and Bottom-Up approaches produce graphene of different quality, chemical vapour [...] Read more.
Graphene as the 2D material with extraordinary properties has attracted the interest of research communities to master the synthesis of this remarkable material at a large scale without sacrificing the quality. Although Top-Down and Bottom-Up approaches produce graphene of different quality, chemical vapour deposition (CVD) stands as the most promising technique. This review details the leading CVD methods for graphene growth, including hot-wall, cold-wall and plasma-enhanced CVD. The role of process conditions and growth substrates on the nucleation and growth of graphene film are thoroughly discussed. The essential characterisation techniques in the study of CVD-grown graphene are reported, highlighting the characteristics of a sample which can be extracted from those techniques. This review also offers a brief overview of the applications to which CVD-grown graphene is well-suited, drawing particular attention to its potential in the sectors of energy and electronic devices. Full article
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