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Review on the latest design of graphene-based inorganic materials

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Abstract

The breathtakingly fast evolution of research on graphene and its modification methods in the recent 8 years has made possible the various preparations and applications of its derivatives. These hybrid structures exhibit excellent material characteristics including high carrier mobility and radiate recombination rate as well as long-term stability since graphene sheets possess super electrical conductivity, mechanical flexibility and good optical transparency. Besides, the versatile and fascinating properties of the nanostructures grown on graphene layers make it possible to fabricate high-performance electronic, optoelectronic and catalytic devices. This review presents an overview of the latest design of structure, synthetic methods and applications of graphene-based inorganic nanocomposites. The challenges and perspectives of these emerging hybrid heterostructures are also discussed.

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The article was received on 06 Jul 2012, accepted on 15 Aug 2012 and first published on 20 Aug 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31750H
Citation: Nanoscale, 2012,4, 6205-6218
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    Review on the latest design of graphene-based inorganic materials

    N. Li, M. Cao and C. Hu, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 6205
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31750H

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