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Graphene in Light: Design, Synthesis and Applications of Photo-active Graphene and Graphene-Like Materials.
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PMID:  23554268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Graphene functionalized with photo-active units has become one of the most exciting topics of research in the last few years, which remarkably sustains and expands the graphene boom. The rise of photo-active graphene in photonics and optoelectronics is evidenced by a spate of recent reports on topics ranging from photodetectors, photovoltaics, and optoelectronics to photocatalysis. For these applications, the fabrication of photo-active graphene through appropriate chemical functionalization strategies is essential as pristine graphene has zero bandgap and only weak absorption of photons. Written from the chemists' point of view, up-to-date chemical functionalization of graphene with various small organic molecules, conjugated polymers, rare-earth components, and inorganic semiconductors is reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the development of graphene functionalized with light-harvesting moieties, including materials synthesis, characterization, energy/charge-transfer processes, and applications in photovoltaics. Challenges currently faced by researchers and future perspectives in this field are also discussed.
Authors:
Hang-Xing Wang; Qiang Wang; Kai-Ge Zhou; Hao-Li Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1613-6829     ISO Abbreviation:  Small     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
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Created Date:  2013-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235338     Medline TA:  Small     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic, Chemistry (SKLAOC), Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, PR China.
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