Rolling up a Graphene Sheet

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

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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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!

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)3447-3453
Aantal pagina's7
Nummer van het tijdschrift15
StatusPublished - 21-okt-2013

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