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Graphene

An Introduction to the Fundamentals and Industrial Applications
By Madhuri Sharon and Maheshwar Sharon
Series: Advanced Materials Series
Copyright: 2015   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118842560  |  Hardcover  |  
312 pages | 97 illustrations
Price: $175 USD
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One Line Description
This is the first book on the market to look at the practical side of how to use and implement graphene in manufacturing.

Audience
This book is intended for new entrants and active researchers, such as materials scientists, in the field of graphene science and technology in industry and academia, as well government and policy-making officials responsible for research and innovation. Entrepreneurs and industrialists venturing into applications of graphene will find the book especially important, as will students (undergraduate upwards) and interested lay persons.

Description
Often described as a “miracle material”, graphene’s potential applications are extraordinary, ranging from nanoscale ‘green’ technologies, to sensors, conductive coatings, and a possible replacement for silicon.
Graphene: An Introduction to the Fundamentals and Industrial Applications is written in an accessible and concise style as it describes current and next generation applications and how these can be immediately implemented at the manufacturing and business levels. After reading the book, the reader will have sufficient knowledge and background to move forward independently in to graphene R&D and how to apply the knowledge. Although the book is self-contained, it has copious references to enable further reading.
After giving a brief history of graphene the book moves on to providing detail on:
• The structure and various properties of graphene
• Nanographene and carbon quantum dots (C-dots) including their structure, properties, fabrication, and applications
• Identification and characterization methods of graphene
• Engineering properties of graphene (such as structural, super structures, electronic, band gap)
• Applications of graphene such as sensors, power generation, and biodevices)
• Mass production of graphene from lab to industry (scaling up), in particular how to get high-quality graphene using techniques such as exfoliation and reduction as well as using several deposition techniques such as CVD, solvo-thermal methods, etc.
• Direct transfer or roll-to-roll transfer of a graphene sheet using several methods and describes the steps and processes that need to be taken
• Snapshot of the graphene industry, commercialization challenges, and economics by providing data on companies now involved with graphene in mining, production, services, and breaks down the end-user markets by industrial sectors.

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Author / Editor Details
Madhuri Sharon, Retd. Director of Reliance Industries LTD, PhD from Leicester University, UK, is currently the Director of NSN Research Centre for Nanotechnology & Bionanotechnology, India, Managing Director of Monad Nanotech, and Adjunct-Professor at the University of Mumbai & Professor Emeritus from JJT University,India. She has published 130 papers, 4 books and 11patents. Her research focuses on the synthesis, biosynthesis and application of various nanomaterials in drug-delivery.

Maheshwar Sharon, Retd. Professor IIT Mumbai, Ph.D. from Leicester University, UK, is currently Director of NSN Research Centre for Nanotechnology & Bionanotechnology, India, Technical Director of Monad Nanotech, and Adjunct-Professor at the University of Mumbai, India. He has 5 patents, 5 books and 173 research articles to his credit. His specializations are electrochemistry, solid state chemistry, superconductivity, carbon, and energy. For his contributions to carbon he was awarded the ‘Bangur Award’.

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Table of Contents
Foreword by Hisanori Shinohara
Preface
1 The History of Graphene
2 Structure and Properties of Graphene
3 Nanographene and Carbon Quantum Dots (C-Dots)
4 Identification and Characterization of Graphene
5 Engineering Properties of Graphene
6 Applications of Graphene
7 Towards Mass Production of Graphene: Lab to
Industry (Scaling Up)
8 Direct Transfer or Roll-To-Roll Transfer of Graphene
Sheet onto Desired Substrate
9 Graphene in Industry, Commercialization Challenges and Economics
References
Index


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