Graphene as a nanomaterial has a unique place among existing high performance materials. Being a member of the carbon family, the expectation from this material is high. Several thousand research papers have already explored the possible applications of graphene; however, its commercial application has yet to be realised.
Such a large volume of research publications have appeared on graphene that the basic important information is hard to excavate. In order to collect vital information on graphene, this book is compiled in two volumes. Volume 1 is specifically meant for beginners who want to understand the science and technology associated with the nanomaterial. The first objective of this book is to furnish detailed information on the manufacturing or syntheses of graphene and related materials in the lab without the need for special equipment. The chapters are written systematically so that it is easy to understand the science, engineering and technology behind the material.
The second objective is to deliver information on the different techniques used to characterise graphene and related materials. The content of the book is carefully designed so that readers can easily understand the new technologies being used to investigate graphene. The book is written for a large readership, including scholars and researchers from diverse backgrounds such as chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering. It can be used as a textbook for both undergraduate and graduate students, and also as a review or reference book by researchers in the fields of materials science, engineering and nanotechnology.
Volume 2 consists of chapters that are specifically written for readers who are looking for the applications of graphene and its derivatives.