Chemical functionalization of graphene nanoribbons

Narjes Gorjizadeh, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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We review the electronic properties of graphene nanoribbons functionalized by various elements and functional groups. Graphene nanoribbons are strips of graphene, the honeycomb lattice of carbon with s p 2 hybridization. Basically nanoribbons can be classified into two categories, according to the geometry of their edge, armchair, and zigzag, which determine their electronic structure. Due to their fascinating electronic and magnetic properties many applications has been suggested for these materials. One of the major methods to use graphene nanoribbons in future applications is chemical functionalization of these materials to make an engineering on their band gap. In this review, we introduce various types of modifying graphene nanoribbons to meet their promising applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number513501
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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