Bulk production of a new form of sp 2 carbon: Crystalline graphene nanoribbons

Jessica Campos-Delgado, José Manuel Romo-Herrera, Xiaoting Jia, David A. Cullen, Hiroyuki Muramatsu, Yoong Ahm Kim, Takuya Hayashi, Zhifeng Ren, David J. Smith, Yu Okuno, Tomonori Ohba, Hirofumi Kanoh, Katsumi Kaneko, Morinobu Endo, Humberto Terrones, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Mauricio Terrones

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We report the use of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for the bulk production (grams per day) of long, thin, and highly crystalline graphene ribbons (<20-30 μm in length) exhibiting widths of 20-300 nm and small thicknesses (2-40 layers). These layers usually exhibit perfect ABA6... stacking as in graphite crystals. The structure of the ribbons has been carefully characterized by several techniques and the electronic transport and gas adsorption properties have been measured. With this material available to researchers, it should be possible to develop new applications and physicochemical phenomena associated with layered graphene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2773-2778
Number of pages6
JournalNano letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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