The edges of graphene

Xiuyun Zhang, John Haozhong Xin, Feng Ding

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The edge of two dimensional (2D) graphene, as the surface of a three dimensional (3D) crystal, plays a crucial role in the determination of its physical, electronic and chemical properties and thus has been extensively studied recently. In this review, we summarize the recent advances in the study of graphene edges, including edge formation energy, edge reconstruction, method of graphene edge synthesis and the recent progress on metal-passivated graphene edges and the role of edges in graphene CVD growth. We expect this review to provide a guideline for readers to gain a clear picture of graphene edges from several aspects, especially the catalyst-passivated graphene edges and their role in graphene CVD growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2556-2569
Number of pages14
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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