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Chemistry and physics of a single atomic layer: strategies and challenges for functionalization of graphene and graphene-based materials

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Abstract

Graphene has attracted great interest for its superior physical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties that enable a wide range of applications from electronics to nanoelectromechanical systems. Functionalization is among the significant vectors that drive graphene towards technological applications. While the physical properties of graphene have been at the center of attention, we still lack the knowledge framework for targeted graphene functionalization. In this critical review, we describe some of the important chemical and physical processes for graphene functionalization. We also identify six major challenges in graphene research and give perspectives and practical strategies for both fundamental studies and applications of graphene (315 references).

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The article was received on 18 Jul 2011 and first published on 16 Nov 2011


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15193B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 97-114
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    Chemistry and physics of a single atomic layer: strategies and challenges for functionalization of graphene and graphene-based materials

    L. Yan, Y. B. Zheng, F. Zhao, S. Li, X. Gao, B. Xu, P. S. Weiss and Y. Zhao, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 97
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15193B

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