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Repeated microwave-assisted exfoliation of expandable graphite for the preparation of large scale and high quality multi-layer graphene

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Abstract

The increasing demand for graphene's industrial application requires a new route for its mass production with high quality. Here, we report a facile, green, highly efficient and cost effective method for preparing a large amount of high quality graphene flakes, which is by the repeated microwave assisted exfoliation of expandable graphite (EG). The successful exfoliation of graphite is realized through the intercalation and decomposition of eco-friendly chemicals with the assistance of a microwave source. The chemical morphology and electrocatalytic performance analyses reveal that the graphene flakes are of high quality with little degradation.

Graphical abstract: Repeated microwave-assisted exfoliation of expandable graphite for the preparation of large scale and high quality multi-layer graphene

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2012, accepted on 17 Apr 2013 and first published on 23 Apr 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA22673E
RSC Adv., 2013,3, 11601-11606

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    Repeated microwave-assisted exfoliation of expandable graphite for the preparation of large scale and high quality multi-layer graphene

    X. Liu, J. Liu, D. Zhan, J. Yan, J. Wang, D. Chao, L. Lai, M. Chen, J. Yin and Z. Shen, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 11601
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA22673E

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