Graphene-based nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties, and optical and optoelectronic applications

Haixin Chang, Hongkai Wu

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    Abstract

    Graphene, a two-dimensional, single-atom-thick carbon crystal arranged in a honeycomb lattice, shows extraordinary electronic, mechanical, thermal, optical, and optoelectronic properties, and has great potential in next-generation electronics, optics, and optoelectronics. Graphene and graphene-based nanomaterials have witnessed a very fast development of both fundamental and practical aspects in optics and optoelectronics since 2008. In this Feature Article, the synthesis techniques and main electronic and optical properties of graphene-based nanomaterials are introduced with a comprehensive view. Recent progress of graphene-based nanomaterials in optical and optoelectronic applications is then reviewed, including transparent conductive electrodes, photodetectors and phototransistors, photovoltaics and light emitting devices, saturable absorbers for ultrafast lasers, and biological and photocatalytic applications. In the final section, perspectives are given and future challenges in optical and optoelectronic applications of graphene-based nanomaterials are addressed. Graphene, a two-dimensional, single-atom-thick carbon crystal arranged in honeycomb lattices, shows extraordinary electronic, mechanical, thermal, optical, and optoelectronic properties, and has great potential in next-generation electronics, optics, and optoelectronics. Recent progress of graphene-based nanomaterials in optical and optoelectronic applications is reviewed, including transparent conductive electrodes, photodetectors and phototransistors, photovoltaic/light-emitting devices, saturable absorbers for ultrafast lasers, and biological and photocatalytic applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1984-1997
    Number of pages14
    JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
    Volume23
    Issue number16
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 25

    Keywords

    • graphene
    • optical
    • optoelectronic
    • property
    • synthesis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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