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dc.contributor.authorRao, C N R-
dc.contributor.authorSubrahmanyam, K S-
dc.contributor.authorMatte, H S S Ramakrishna-
dc.contributor.authorGovindaraj, A-
dc.identifier.citationModern Physics Letters B 25(7), 427-451 (2011)en_US
dc.descriptionRestricted Accessen_US
dc.description.abstractGraphenes with varying number of layers can be synthesized by different strategies. Thus, single-layer graphene is obtained by the reduction of single layer graphene oxide, CVD and other methods besides micromechanical cleavage. Few-layer graphenes are prepared by the conversion of nanodiamond, arc-discharge of graphite and other means. We briefly present the various methods of synthesis and the nature of graphenes obtained. We then discuss the various properties of graphenes. The remarkable property of graphene of quenching fluorescence of aromatic molecules is shown to be associated with photo-induced electron transfer, on the basis of fluorescence decay and time-resolved transient absorption spectroscopic measurements. The interaction of electron donor and acceptor molecules with few-layer graphene samples has been discussed. Decoration of metal nano-particles on graphene sheets and the resulting changes in electronic structure are examined. Few-layer graphenes exhibit ferromagnetic features along with antiferromagnetic properties, independent of the method of preparation. Graphene-like MoS(2) and WS(2) have been prepared by chemical methods, and the materials are characterized by electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and other methods. Boron nitride analogues of graphene have been obtained by a simple chemical procedure starting with boric acid and urea and have been characterized by various techniques.en_US
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co PTE Ltden_US
dc.rights© 2011 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltden_US
dc.subjectSingle-layer grapheneen_US
dc.subjectfew-layer grapheneen_US
dc.subjectcharge transferen_US
dc.subjectsurface areaen_US
dc.subjectgraphene-like MoS(2) and BNen_US
dc.subjectFew-Layer Grapheneen_US
dc.subjectInorganic Nanotubesen_US
dc.subjectTungsten Disulfideen_US
dc.subjectCarbon Nanotubesen_US
dc.subjectGraphite Oxideen_US
dc.titleGraphene: Synthesis, Functionalization and Propertiesen_US
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