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dc.contributor.advisor Tour, James M.
dc.creatorSun, Zhengzong
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T00:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T00:39:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/70463
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the chemistry of graphene from its basic synthesis to further modulation of its structure, geometry and surface chemical functional groups. A series of wet chemistry and dry chemistry experiments were performed. The wet chemistry includes the diazonium salt functionalization, graphene oxidation and reduction, nanotube unzipping chemistry, graphite intercalation and exfoliation. The dry chemistry includes chemical vapor deposition and solid carbon source synthesis of graphene, the control of domain size and stacking order, graphene hydrogenation and lithographically patterned graphene superlattices. With all these chemical approaches, graphene's electrical and optical properties, solubility in organic solvents, crystallography, and chemical reactivity were carefully investigated and discussed. In addition to the fundamental chemistry of graphene, the bio- and environmental impact of this new material was also taken into consideration and investigated.
dc.format.extent 232 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectApplied sciences
Pure sciences
Graphene
Single crystals
Stacking order
Graphite intercalation
Exfoliation
Physical chemistry
Electromagnetics
Materials science
dc.title Graphene chemistry: Synthesis and modulation
dc.identifier.digital SunZ
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Sun, Zhengzong. "Graphene chemistry: Synthesis and modulation." (2012) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/70463.


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