Nanofabrication route to achieve sustainable production of Next Generation defect-free graphene : Analysis and Characterisation

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Misra, S., Kumar, N., Kumar, A., Goel, S. and Biswas, K. (2021). Nanofabrication route to achieve sustainable production of Next Generation defect-free graphene : Analysis and Characterisation. Nanofabrication.
AuthorsMisra, S., Kumar, N., Kumar, A., Goel, S. and Biswas, K.
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In the past two decades, graphene has been one of the most studied materials due to its exceptional properties. The scalable route to cost-effective manufacture defect-free graphene has continued to remain a technical challenge. Intrinsically defect-free graphene changes its properties dramatically, and it is a challenging task to control the defects in graphene production using two-down subtractive manufacturing techniques. In this work, the exfoliation of graphite was investigated as a sustainable low-cost graphene manufacturing technique. The study made use of a simple domestic appliance e.g., a kitchen blender to churn graphene in wet conditions by mixing with N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). It was found that the centrifugal force-induced turbulent flow caused by the rotating blades exfoliates graphite flakes to form graphene. The technique is endowed with a high yield of defect-free graphene (0.3 g/h) and was deemed suitable to remove 10% fluoride content from the water and color absorption from fizzy drinks.

KeywordsGraphite exfoliation; Graphene; Kitchen blender
Year2021
JournalNanofabrication
PublisherDe Gruyter
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