Special Issue "Physics and Chemistry of Graphene: From Fundamentals to Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Elena Sheka
Guest Editor
Institute of Physical Research and Technologies, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow 117198, Russian Federation
Interests: excitonics of molecular crystals; phonon spectra of molecular crystals (inelastic neutron scattering, calculation); exciton–phonon interaction and vibronic spectra of molecular crystals; phase transformation in molecular solids with liquid–crystal behavior (vibrational spectroscopy and neutron diffraction); vibrational spectroscopy of nanoparticles, quantum–chemical simulations of nanoobjects; computational fullerenics; computational chemical physics of graphene

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Graphene’s nickname as a ‘miracle material’ is perfectly consonant with its superior properties. The real miracle of graphene is that the species is a union of two entities: chemical and physical, each of which is unique in its own way. The molecular–crystalline duality of graphene is a natural consequence of this feature. Graphene dualism ensures a further division of the body into per sci and high tech graphenes, the former of which is the object of fundamental studies, while the latter is the working material for plenty of attractive applications.

The present Special Issue on “Physics and Chemistry of Graphene: From Fundamentals to Applications” will highlight the forefront of research in this interdisciplinary area spanning physics, chemistry, biology, and geology of per sci graphene and commercial developments of per tech. The issue will cover a large set of topics including synthesis and structural studies of graphene crystals and molecules; chemistry and electrochemistry; electrical and optical properties; variety of spectroscopy; thermal, magnetic, and mechanical properties; theory and computational simulations; devices constructed from of graphene; energy applications; and biomedical and other applications.

Prof. Elena Sheka
Guest Editor

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  • graphene crystal
  • graphene molecules
  • experimental and virtual fundamentals of graphene
  • technological graphenics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Plasma assisted reduction of Graphene Oxide films
Authors: Sri Hari Bharath Vinoth Kumar; Ruslan Muydinov; Krystian Kowiorski; Matthias Zelt; Natalia Maticuic; Marin Rusu; Josefa Ibaceta; Markus R. Wagner; Iver Lauermann; Ludwika Lipińska; Bernd Szyszka
Affiliation: 1.Institute of Semiconducting and High-Frequency Technologies, Technical University Berlin, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin, Germany 2.Dept. of Chemical Synthesis and Graphene Flakes, Łukasiewicz - Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wólczyńska 133, 01-919 Warsaw, Poland 3.PvcomB/Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Schwarzschildstraße 3, 12489 Berlin, Germany 4.Dept. Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin, Germany 5.Institute of Solid-State Physics, Technical University Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Abstract: The past decade has seen enormous efforts in the investigation of reduced Graphene oxide material and development of its processing. It can be used in polymer-composites, light harvesting or emitting devices, sensors, field-effect transistors, biomedical sensors, etc. Reduced Graphene oxide flakes derived from Graphene Oxide are known to have relatively inferior electronic characteristics when compared to mechanically exfoliated Graphene. Yet, they have their significance attributed to high-yield production from inexpensive Graphite, ease of fabrication with solution processing, and thus a high potential for large-scale applications and commercialisation. Amongst several available approaches for reduction of Graphene oxide, the mature use of Plasma assisted treatment is noteworthy. Plasma technologies credited with unique merits are well established in the field of nanotechnology and find applications across several established production lines. Therefore, plasma assisted processing of graphene oxide may speed up the pathway to its commercialisation. In this report, we review the state-of-the-art status of plasma techniques used for reduction of Graphene oxide films. We compare and analyse different approaches through the prism of chemistry and plasma physics comprising our own experimental data.

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