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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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Submitted
10 Jul 2012
Accepted
22 Aug 2012
First published
12 Sep 2012

J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 24992-25002
Article type
Feature Article

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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