Open access paper, titled “The graphene and graphite landscape: Indications of unexplored territory” has been written by Adrian Nixon. This paper has been peer reviewed. The Abstract is provided here.
Graphene can be made by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) methods. CVD technology has been developing rapidly, and graphene can now be made in large sheets at scales of metres and speeds of a metre per minute. More than ten layers of graphene is considered to be graphite and, by
implication, of less scientific and commercial interest. In contrast, a homogeneous structure of single crystal graphene stacks has not been studied. It will soon be possible to manufacture such Van der Waals (VdW) homostructures of multi-layer single crystal large-area sheet graphene at
This paper aims to raise awareness of the properties of the new multi-layered material because there are indications of impressive physical capabilities and commercial potential. Technically this is graphite, but in ‘perfect’ form. It may need a new name to distinguish it as a new frontier