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Exfoliation of Non-Oxidized Graphene Flakes for Scalable Conductive Film

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Authors
Park, Kwang Hyun; Kim, Bo Hyun; Song, Sung Ho; Kwon, Jiyoung; Kong, Byung Seon; Kang, Kisuk; Jeon, Seokwoo
Issue Date
2012-06
Citation
Nano Letters, Vol.12 No.6, pp.2871-2876
Keywords
Graphenegraphite intercalation compoundconductive thin filmeutectic pointdisplay
Abstract
The increasing demand for graphene has required a new route for its mass production without causing extreme damages. Here we demonstrate a simple and cost-effective intercalation based exfoliation method for preparing high quality graphene flakes, which form a stable dispersion in organic solvents without any functionalization and surfactant. Successful intercalation of alkali metal between graphite interlayers through liquid-state diffusion from ternary KCl-NaCl-ZnCl2 eutectic system is confirmed by X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy. Chemical composition and morphology analyses prove that the graphene flakes preserve their intrinsic properties without any degradation. The graphene flakes remain dispersed in a mixture of pyridine and salts for more than 6 months. We apply these results to produce transparent conducting (similar to 930 Omega/rectangle at similar to 75% transmission) graphene films using the modified Langmuir-Blodgett method. The overall results suggest that our method can be a scalable (>1 g/batch) and economical route for the synthesis of nonoxidized graphene flakes.
ISSN
1530-6984
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/165147
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1021/nl3004732
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