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Methods of graphite exfoliation

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Abstract

For applications of two-dimensional graphene, commercially viable sources are necessary. Exfoliation from bulk, stacked graphite is the most economical way to achieve large quantities of single layer graphene. A number of methods have been developed to achieve exfoliation of graphite, each with advantages and disadvantages. In this review, we describe current exfoliation methods and techniques used to produce single layer materials from graphite precursors.

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The article was received on 10 Jul 2012, accepted on 22 Aug 2012 and first published on 12 Sep 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34517J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 24992-25002
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    Methods of graphite exfoliation

    M. Cai, D. Thorpe, D. H. Adamson and H. C. Schniepp, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 24992
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34517J

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