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dc.contributor.advisor Tour, James M.
dc.creatorPeng, Zhiwei
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-05T22:16:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-05T22:16:08Z
dc.date.created 2015-05
dc.date.issued 2015-04-08
dc.date.submitted May 2015
dc.identifier.citation Peng, Zhiwei. "Synthesis and Application of Graphene Based Nanomaterials." (2015) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/88436.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/88436
dc.description.abstract Graphene, a two-dimensional sp2-bonded carbon material, has recently attracted major attention due to its excellent electrical, optical and mechanical properties. Depending on different applications, graphene and its derived hybrid nanomaterials can be synthesized by either bottom-up chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods for electronics, or various top-down chemical reaction methods for energy generation and storage devices. My thesis begins with the investigation of CVD synthesis of graphene thin films in Chapter 1, including the direct growth of bilayer graphene on insulating substrates and synthesis of “rebar graphene”: a hybrid structure with graphene and carbon or boron nitride nanotubes. Chapter 2 discusses the synthesis of nanoribbon-shaped materials and their applications, including splitting of vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube carpets for supercapacitors, synthesis of dispersable ferromagnetic graphene nanoribbon stacks with enhanced electrical percolation properties in magnetic field, graphene nanoribbon/SnO2 nanocomposite for lithium ion batteries, and enhanced electrocatalysis for hydrogen evolution reactions from WS2 nanoribbons. Next, Chapter 3 discusses graphene coated iron oxide nanomaterials and their use in energy storage applications. Finally, Chapter 4 introduces the development, characterization, and fabrication of laser induced graphene and its application as supercapacitors.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectGraphene
CVD
Nanoribbon
Laser Induction
Supercapacitor
Rebar
dc.title Synthesis and Application of Graphene Based Nanomaterials
dc.contributor.committeeMember Engel, Paul S
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ringe, Emilie
dc.date.updated 2016-02-05T22:16:08Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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