What is it about?

Graphene is one the new "wonder materials" in nanotechnology. However, researchers still struggle to understand how to use graphene in real-life applications. Here, we analyze the correlation between the structure of graphene samples and properties. This work enables the rational design of graphene-based materials in several application domains, from electronics to energy, environment, health and others.

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Why is it important?

Our research highlights the tight relationship between structural details and properties of graphene samples. Understanding this relationship is key to design and fabricate graphene-based materials to be used in applications for electronics, energy, sensors, and several others.

Perspectives

This work opens new perspectives to the rational design of nanostructured graphene-based materials for applications. The research paradigm applied relies on virtual/digitalized models of real systems, and can be extended to several other application scenarios.

Dr Francesco Mercuri
CNR-ISMN

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This page is a summary of: Evidence of benzenoid domains in nanographenes, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, January 2015, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c4cp04848b.
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