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Issue 8, 2020
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Creation of a two-dimensional polymer and graphene heterostructure

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Abstract

van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures generated by stacking of graphene with other two-dimensional (2D) crystalline sheets have produced a new class of “designer” materials which shows great promise for nanoscience and nanotechnology. However, the 2D sheets are obtained either from nature or synthesized by high-energy procedures, which preclude the design of their structures as well as properties from molecular design on demand. Here, we introduced a rationally designed 2D polymer (one-monomer unit thick, freestanding network composed of periodically linked monomers) as a component for heterostructure construction, and created a 2D polymer–graphene heterostructure. The heterostructure has a high chemical stability, and could be thermally stable up to 400 °C. In the heterostructure, the 2D polymer doped graphene without changing its intrinsic structure, leading to the enhancement of its electric conductivity by a factor of ∼2.5. This piece of work opens the door to tune the properties of graphene heterostructures with rational design for specific applications.

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Submitted
26 Dec 2019
Accepted
03 Feb 2020
First published
04 Feb 2020

Nanoscale, 2020,12, 5170-5174
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Creation of a two-dimensional polymer and graphene heterostructure

H. Wang, J. Yang, P. Zhao, A. Gölzhäuser, W. Liu, X. Chen and Z. Zheng, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 5170
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR10858K

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