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The edges of graphene

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The edge of two dimensional (2D) graphene, as the surface of a three dimensional (3D) crystal, plays a crucial role in the determination of its physical, electronic and chemical properties and thus has been extensively studied recently. In this review, we summarize the recent advances in the study of graphene edges, including edge formation energy, edge reconstruction, method of graphene edge synthesis and the recent progress on metal-passivated graphene edges and the role of edges in graphene CVD growth. We expect this review to provide a guideline for readers to gain a clear picture of graphene edges from several aspects, especially the catalyst-passivated graphene edges and their role in graphene CVD growth.

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2012, accepted on 04 Jan 2013 and first published on 09 Jan 2013

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR34009K
Citation: Nanoscale, 2013,5, 2556-2569
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    The edges of graphene

    X. Zhang, J. Xin and F. Ding, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 2556
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR34009K

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