Functionalized single graphene sheets derived from splitting graphite oxide

Citation:

Schniepp, H. C. ; Li, J. L. ; McAllister, M. J. ; Sai, H. ; Herrera-Alonso, M. ; Adamson, D. H. ; Prud'homme, R. K. ; Car, R. ; Saville, D. A. ; Aksay, I. A. Functionalized single graphene sheets derived from splitting graphite oxide. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2006, 110, 8535-8539.

Date Published:

May

Type of Article:

Article

ISBN Number:

1520-6106

Accession Number:

WOS:000237409500002

Abstract:

A process is described to produce single sheets of functionalized graphene through thermal exfoliation of graphite oxide. The process yields a wrinkled sheet structure resulting from reaction sites involved in oxidation and reduction processes. The topological features of single sheets, as measured by atomic force microscopy, closely match predictions of first-principles atomistic modeling. Although graphite oxide is an insulator, functionalized graphene produced by this method is electrically conducting.