High-yield production of graphene by liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite.

@article{Hernndez2008HighyieldPO,
  title={High-yield production of graphene by liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite.},
  author={Yenny Hern{\'a}ndez and Valeria Nicolosi and Mustafa Lotya and Fiona M. Blighe and Zhenyu Sun and Sukanta De and I. T. McGovern and Brendan Holland and Michele T. Byrne and Yurii K. Gun’ko and John B. Boland and Peter Niraj and Georg S. Duesberg and Satheesh Krishnamurthy and Robbie Goodhue and John C. Hutchison and Vittorio Scardaci and Andrea C. Ferrari and Jonathan N. Coleman},
  journal={Nature nanotechnology},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 9},
  pages={
          563-8
        }
}
Fully exploiting the properties of graphene will require a method for the mass production of this remarkable material. Two main routes are possible: large-scale growth or large-scale exfoliation. Here, we demonstrate graphene dispersions with concentrations up to approximately 0.01 mg ml(-1), produced by dispersion and exfoliation of graphite in organic solvents such as N-methyl-pyrrolidone. This is possible because the energy required to exfoliate graphene is balanced by the solvent-graphene… 

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