Crystallographic tailoring of graphene by nonmetal SiO(x) nanoparticles.

@article{Gao2009CrystallographicTO,
  title={Crystallographic tailoring of graphene by nonmetal SiO(x) nanoparticles.},
  author={Libo Gao and Wencai Ren and Bilu Liu and Zhong-Shuai Wu and Chuanbin Jiang and Hui-Ming Cheng},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={131 39},
  pages={13934-6}
}
In this communication, we demonstrate nonmetal SiO(x) nanoparticles (NPs) can tailor few-layer graphenes (FLGs) into graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) and regular pieces with smooth edges. The tailoring of graphene is realized by the movements of SiO(x) NPs along the graphene lattice in the atmosphere of H(2), and the tailored trenches exhibit high selectivity of… CONTINUE READING