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New materials graphyne, graphdiyne, graphone, and graphane: review of properties, synthesis, and application in nanotechnology

Authors Peng Q, Dearden A, Crean J, Han L, Liu S, Wen X, De S

Received 27 December 2013

Accepted for publication 3 February 2014

Published 10 April 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 1—29

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NSA.S40324

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Qing Peng,1 Albert K Dearden,2 Jared Crean,1 Liang Han,1 Sheng Liu,3 Xiaodong Wen,4,5 Suvranu De1

1Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA; 2Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA; 3Institute for Microsystems, School of Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People's Republic of China; 4State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, People's Republic of China; 5Synfuels China Co, Ltd, Huairou, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Abstract: Plenty of new two-dimensional materials including graphyne, graphdiyne, graphone, and graphane have been proposed and unveiled after the discovery of the "wonder material" graphene. Graphyne and graphdiyne are two-dimensional carbon allotropes of graphene with honeycomb structures. Graphone and graphane are hydrogenated derivatives of graphene. The advanced and unique properties of these new materials make them highly promising for applications in next generation nanoelectronics. Here, we briefly review their properties, including structural, mechanical, physical, and chemical properties, as well as their synthesis and applications in nanotechnology. Graphyne is better than graphene in directional electronic properties and charge carriers. With a band gap and magnetism, graphone and graphane show important applications in nanoelectronics and spintronics. Because these materials are close to graphene and will play important roles in carbon-based electronic devices, they deserve further, careful, and thorough studies for nanotechnology applications.

Keywords: two-dimensional materials, graphene-like structures, properties and synthesis, nanotechnology applications, graphyne, hydrogenation of grapheme

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