This is an outstanding book on graphene and related materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene oxide (GO), and reduced graphene oxide (R-GO). Four chapters cover the fabrication, fundamental properties, and characterization of carbon-based materials and devices. This book will be useful for researchers working in graphene materials in the applied physics, chemistry, and materials science areas.
With the fast growth of nanotechnology, understanding the surface properties of nano-sized materials becomes more and more critical since these materials, e.g., graphene, have no bulk phase but surfaces. From the fundamental viewpoint, the governing mechanisms at nanoscale and interfaces are very different from bulk materials. For practical applications, because the integration of nano-sized materials with other materials is always necessary in real-life device fabrication, the capability of manipulating the surface and interfacial properties is the key to the manufacture and performance of the device. The research in LI Lab focuses on surface, interface & nanomaterials. Standing at the interface between surface science and nano-materials, we aim to uncover the governing mechanisms of the surface properties of various nano-sized materials, ranging from graphene, ionic liquids to functional polymers. Meanwhile, we apply the fundamental understandings gained here on real-life applications, e.g., lubrications and water treatment. 59ce067264