Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Adv. Mater. Lett., 2012, 3 (2), pp 172-173
Publication Date (Web): Apr 14, 2012
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After decades, allots of research to exploit the unique properties of graphite resulted to a successful discovery of a new nano material called graphene. Unprecedented efforts by two Manchester University professors resulted in an extraction of a single layer of graphite in the year 2004 that earned them a Nobel Prize of physics in 2010. Several terms that are interrelated to graphene such as graphite nano platelets, graphite oxide, single layer or few layers of graphite oxide, graphene oxide, functionalized graphene sheets or functionalized nano graphene sheets, exfoliated graphene oxide and their numerous processing techniques have appeared in the last few years.
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