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Graphene based new energy materials

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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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18 Nov 2010
22 Dec 2010
First published
05 Feb 2011

Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 1113-1132
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Review Article

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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