Functionalized single graphene sheets derived from splitting graphite oxide

Hannes C. Schniepp, Je Luen Li, Michael J. McAllister, Hiroaki Sai, Margarita Herrera-Alonson, Douglas H. Adamson, Robert Krafft Prud'homme, Roberto Car, Dudley A. Seville, Ilhan A. Aksay

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8535-8539
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 4 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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