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Direct exfoliation of graphite using non-ionic polymer surfactant for fabrication of transparent and conductive graphene film

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Authors
강민수
Advisor
조원호
Major
공과대학 재료공학부
Issue Date
2013-02
Publisher
서울대학교 대학원
Keywords
graphenesurfactant
Description
학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 재료공학부, 2013. 2. 조원호.
Abstract
A high-yielding dispersion of graphene at high concentration in solvent is critical for practical applications. Herein, we demonstrate the formation of stable dispersion of pristine graphene in ethanol by exfoliating graphite flakes into individual graphene layers using a non-ionic polymer surfactant under bath-type sonication. Oligothiophene-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) was synthesized and used as a non-ionic and amphiphilic surfactant for exfoliating graphite into graphene. High-quality graphene film was fabricated from the exfoliated graphene solution by the vacuum filtration method. TEM and SEM reveal that the size of exfoliated graphene flake is larger than 1 m. When the graphene film was treated with nitric acid and thionyl chloride after washing with solvent, the film showed high performance with a sheet resistance of 0.3 kΩ sq−1 and a transparency of 74% at 550 nm.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/123260
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