Hexagonal graphene onion rings

Zheng Yan, Yuanyue Liu, Jian Lin, Zhiwei Peng, Gunuk Wang, Elvira Pembroke, Haiqing Zhou, Changsheng Xiang, Abdul Rahman O. Raji, Errol L.G. Samuel, Ting Yu, Boris I. Yakobson, James M. Tour

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Abstract

Precise spatial control of materials is the key capability of engineering their optical, electronic, and mechanical properties. However, growth of graphene on Cu was revealed to be seed-induced two-dimensional (2D) growth, limiting the synthesis of complex graphene spatial structures. In this research, we report the growth of onion ring like three-dimensional (3D) graphene structures, which are comprised of concentric one-dimensional hexagonal graphene ribbon rings grown under 2D single-crystal monolayer graphene domains. The ring formation arises from the hydrogenation-induced edge nucleation and 3D growth of a new graphene layer on the edge and under the previous one, as supported by first principles calculations. This work reveals a new graphene-nucleation mechanism and could also offer impetus for the design of new 3D spatial structures of graphene or other 2D layered materials. Additionally, in this research, two special features of this new 3D graphene structure were demonstrated, including nanoribbon fabrication and potential use in lithium storage upon scaling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10755-10762
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 24
Externally publishedYes

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Onions
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Graphene
Growth
Nucleation
Nanoribbons
Carbon Nanotubes
Hydrogenation
Lithium
Research
Electronic properties
Seed
Monolayers
Seeds
Optical properties
Single crystals
Fabrication
Mechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Yan, Z., Liu, Y., Lin, J., Peng, Z., Wang, G., Pembroke, E., ... Tour, J. M. (2013). Hexagonal graphene onion rings. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(29), 10755-10762. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja403915m

Hexagonal graphene onion rings. / Yan, Zheng; Liu, Yuanyue; Lin, Jian; Peng, Zhiwei; Wang, Gunuk; Pembroke, Elvira; Zhou, Haiqing; Xiang, Changsheng; Raji, Abdul Rahman O.; Samuel, Errol L.G.; Yu, Ting; Yakobson, Boris I.; Tour, James M.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 135, No. 29, 24.07.2013, p. 10755-10762.

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Yan, Z, Liu, Y, Lin, J, Peng, Z, Wang, G, Pembroke, E, Zhou, H, Xiang, C, Raji, ARO, Samuel, ELG, Yu, T, Yakobson, BI & Tour, JM 2013, 'Hexagonal graphene onion rings', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 29, pp. 10755-10762. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja403915m
Yan Z, Liu Y, Lin J, Peng Z, Wang G, Pembroke E et al. Hexagonal graphene onion rings. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2013 Jul 24;135(29):10755-10762. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja403915m
Yan, Zheng ; Liu, Yuanyue ; Lin, Jian ; Peng, Zhiwei ; Wang, Gunuk ; Pembroke, Elvira ; Zhou, Haiqing ; Xiang, Changsheng ; Raji, Abdul Rahman O. ; Samuel, Errol L.G. ; Yu, Ting ; Yakobson, Boris I. ; Tour, James M. / Hexagonal graphene onion rings. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2013 ; Vol. 135, No. 29. pp. 10755-10762.
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