Chemical exfoliation and functionalization of graphene

Student: Andreas Brunsgaard Laursen

Graphene is a rapidly developing area of research as the potential applications are very broad ranging. Graphene poses a range of interesting characteristics, making graphene a relevant material in many very different industries.

Graphene production, however, do pose some challenges. Depending on the use of the graphene, the graphene must be of a certain quality and perhaps functionalized before being incorporated into relevant products or production lines.

The purpose of the project is to make high yields of functionalized graphene in a one-pot process. The functionalized graphene is to be combined with polymer and the material will then be tested. Production and functionalization of graphene in a one-pot process will increase the usability of the graphene.

Data, progress, and status on the project is found here.