Graphene Working Bibliography
Question: What is graphene and what are its potential uses?
"Graphene." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene>.
This Wikipedia articles discusses the basics of what graphene is: a single-atom thick planar sheet of carbon that is strong, conducts electricity, and has many possible uses.
Castro Neto, A. H., N. M. R. Peres, K. S. Novoselov, and A. K. Geim. "The Electronic Properties of Graphene." Reviews of Modern Physics 81.1 (2009): 109-62. Print.
This discusses many of the properties of graphene, especially its electronic properties.
"Graphene Will Change the Way We Live | Dr. Kaku's Universe." Big Think. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. <http://bigthink.com/ideas/24381>.
“Potential applications for the material include the replacing of carbon fibers in composite materials to eventually aid in the production of lighter aircraft and satellites; replacing silicon in transistors; embedding the material in plastics to enable them to conduct electricity; graphene-based sensors could sniff out dangerous molecules; increasing the efficiency of electric batteries by use of graphene powder; optoelectronics; stiffer-stronger-lighter plastics; leak-tight, plastic containers that keep food fresh for weeks; transparent conductive coatings for solar cells and displays; stronger wind turbines; stronger medical implants; better sports equipment; supercapacitors; improved conductivity of materials; high-power high frequency electronic devices; artificial membranes for separating two liquid reservoirs; advancements in touchscreens; LCD's; OLED's; graphene nanoribbons could be a way to construct ballistic transistors; and nanogaps in graphene sheets may potentially provide a new technique for rapid DNA sequencing.”
Ali R. Ranjbartoreh, et al. "Advanced mechanical properties of graphene paper." Journal of Applied Physics 109.1 (2011): 014306. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. Mar. 24 2011.
This article discusses properties of graphene, such as its superior hardness, strength, stiffness, what causes these properties, and what uses it could potentially have.