The development of graphene-related nanomaterials and nanocomposite has shown immense utility in the areas of science, engineering, and technology. These materials include graphene derivatives, graphene-supported inorganic nanomaterials and films, graphene-metal decorated nanostructures, core–shell structures of nanocarbon-graphene, and graphene-doped polymer hybrid nanocomposites. They have been prepared by various methods like chemical vapor deposition, exfoliation of graphite, chemical reduction of GO, silver mirror reaction, catalysis, in situ hydroxylation, and sono sol–gel route.
"Graphene is the strongest material ever studied and can be an efficient substitute for silicon. There is no other major reference work of this scope on the topic of graphene, which is one of the most researched materials of the 21st century. The set includes contributions from top researchers in the field and a foreword written by two Nobel laureates in physics. This volume in the set focuses on fabrication methods"
“Graphenes define one of the hottest topics in current materials science. This book comprehensively covers graphenes, addressing a broad range of physics- and chemistry-related aspects. This in itself is remarkable because so far books on graphene have mostly been restricted to the physical aspects. However, there is an alternative approach which originates from chemistry. Regarding graphene as a two-dimensional conjugated polymer, it can be described as resulting from the extension of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to infinite size. What chemistry can bring to the graphene research is its expertise in materials' synthesis. Important criteria which come to mind here are structural perfection, reproducibility, and the efficiency of the fabrication process at different length scales of the products.
Further, understanding graphene on the basis of chemistry provides information on what physics cannot cover, particularly on graphene nanostructures. Currently graphene nanostructures have attracted much attention in their own right as active components of electronic and spintronic devices, charge storage materials for batteries, platforms for sensing or catalysts for oxygen reduction in fuel cells. Clearly, for these fields, the bottom-up approach of chemistry is indispensable, and it is hard to think of robust graphene-based technologies without an impact from chemistry. This 2nd Edition adequately covers current issues together with hot topics in graphene research since the publication of the 1st Edition in 2013. The book plays a dual role: as a rich source of knowledge for graphene chemistry and as an introduction to graphene physics with an emphasis on reliable structure–property relations. Both the newcomer and the expert will find it extremely valuable.”
This book provides in-depth aspects of nanotechnology of rare earth (RE) materials. It starts with a review on the physical and chemical properties of RE elements, followed by a discussion on various strategies in fabricating nanosized RE materials. It describes various techniques in derivatizing surface molecules onto nanosized RE materials. A considerable portion of the book is devoted to the review and discussion of the application of nanosized RE materials as contrast agents in in vitroand in vivofluorescence imaging, MRI, and integrated modalities imaging. The book also discusses the application of RE nanomaterials in LEDs.