Rolling up a Graphene Sheet

Matteo Calvaresi*, Mildred Quintana, Petra Rudolf, Francesco Zerbetto, Maurizio Prato

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Abstract

Carbon Nanotubes, CNTs, have been described as rolled-up graphene layers. Matching this concept to experiments has been a great experimental challenge for it requires a method to exfoliate graphite, generate ordered and stable dangling carbon bonds, and roll up the layer without affecting the un-paired electrons of the dangling bonds that finally have to zip up in an orderly fashion: A tall order for any synthetic strategy. The combined use of ultrasonication of graphite in dimethylformamide and addition of ferrocene aldehyde just does it!

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3447-3453
Number of pages7
JournalChemphyschem
Volume14
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21-Oct-2013

Keywords

  • folding
  • graphene
  • nanotube
  • rolling
  • ultrasonication
  • FUNCTIONALIZED CARBON NANOTUBES
  • MOLECULAR-DYNAMICS
  • NANOSCROLLS
  • N,N-DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE
  • TRANSFORMATION
  • EXFOLIATION
  • NANORIBBONS
  • FABRICATION
  • ULTRASOUND
  • MEMBRANES

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