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Graphene based new energy materials

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Abstract

Graphene, a one-atom layer of graphite, possesses a unique two-dimensional (2D) structure, high conductivity and charge carrier mobility, huge specific surface area, high transparency and great mechanical strength. Thus, it is expected to be an ideal material for energy storage and conversion. During the past several years, a variety of graphene based materials (GBMs) have been successfully prepared and applied in supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries, water splitting, electrocatalysts for fuel cells, and solar cells. In this review, we will summarize the recent advances in the synthesis and applications of GBMs in these energy related systems. The challenges and prospects of graphene based new energy materials are also discussed.

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The article was received on 18 Nov 2010, accepted on 22 Dec 2010 and first published on 05 Feb 2011


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00683A
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 1113-1132
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    Graphene based new energy materials

    Y. Sun, Q. Wu and G. Shi, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1113
    DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00683A

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