Metals on graphene and carbon nanotube surfaces: From mobile atoms to atomtronics to bulk metals to clusters and catalysts

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Title:
Metals on graphene and carbon nanotube surfaces: From mobile atoms to atomtronics to bulk metals to clusters and catalysts
Authors:
Sarkar, Santanu C.; Moser, Matthew L.; Tian, Xiaojuan; Zhang, Xixiang ( 0000-0002-3478-6414 ) ; Al-Hadeethi, Yas Fadel; Haddon, Robert C.
Abstract:
In this Perspective, we present an overview of recent fundamental studies on the nature of the interaction between individual metal atoms and metal clusters and the conjugated surfaces of graphene and carbon nanotube with a particular focus on the electronic structure and chemical bonding at the metal-graphene interface. We discuss the relevance of organometallic complexes of graphitic materials to the development of a fundamental understanding of these interactions and their application in atomtronics as atomic interconnects, high mobility organometallic transistor devices, high-frequency electronic devices, organometallic catalysis (hydrogen fuel generation by photocatalytic water splitting, fuel cells, hydrogenation), spintronics, memory devices, and the next generation energy devices. We touch on chemical vapor deposition (CVD) graphene grown on metals, the reactivity of its surface, and its use as a template for asymmetric graphene functionalization chemistry (ultrathin Janus discs). We highlight some of the latest advances in understanding the nature of interactions between metals and graphene surfaces from the standpoint of metal overlayers deposited on graphene and SWNT thin films. Finally, we comment on the major challenges facing the field and the opportunities for technological applications. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
Chemistry of Materials
Issue Date:
14-Jan-2014
DOI:
10.1021/cm4025809
Type:
Article
ISSN:
08974756
Sponsors:
Prepared with funding from the National Science Foundation; includes research supported by: DMEA- H94003-10-2-1003, NSF-DMR 0820382, NSF-DMR-1305724, King Abdulaziz University under grant No 51-3-1432/HiCi, and DOE-FAR0014507.
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dc.contributor.authorSarkar, Santanu C.en
dc.contributor.authorMoser, Matthew L.en
dc.contributor.authorTian, Xiaojuanen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xixiangen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Hadeethi, Yas Fadelen
dc.contributor.authorHaddon, Robert C.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-12T09:29:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-12T09:29:33Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-14en
dc.identifier.issn08974756en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/cm4025809en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/566132en
dc.description.abstractIn this Perspective, we present an overview of recent fundamental studies on the nature of the interaction between individual metal atoms and metal clusters and the conjugated surfaces of graphene and carbon nanotube with a particular focus on the electronic structure and chemical bonding at the metal-graphene interface. We discuss the relevance of organometallic complexes of graphitic materials to the development of a fundamental understanding of these interactions and their application in atomtronics as atomic interconnects, high mobility organometallic transistor devices, high-frequency electronic devices, organometallic catalysis (hydrogen fuel generation by photocatalytic water splitting, fuel cells, hydrogenation), spintronics, memory devices, and the next generation energy devices. We touch on chemical vapor deposition (CVD) graphene grown on metals, the reactivity of its surface, and its use as a template for asymmetric graphene functionalization chemistry (ultrathin Janus discs). We highlight some of the latest advances in understanding the nature of interactions between metals and graphene surfaces from the standpoint of metal overlayers deposited on graphene and SWNT thin films. Finally, we comment on the major challenges facing the field and the opportunities for technological applications. © 2013 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared with funding from the National Science Foundation; includes research supported by: DMEA- H94003-10-2-1003, NSF-DMR 0820382, NSF-DMR-1305724, King Abdulaziz University under grant No 51-3-1432/HiCi, and DOE-FAR0014507.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.subjectasymmetric chemistryen
dc.subjectatomtronicsen
dc.subjectenergy conversionen
dc.subjectfuel cellsen
dc.subjecthexahapto bondingen
dc.subjecthydrogen fuelen
dc.subjectinterconnectsen
dc.subjectJanus grapheneen
dc.subjectorganometallic chemistryen
dc.subjectwater splittingen
dc.titleMetals on graphene and carbon nanotube surfaces: From mobile atoms to atomtronics to bulk metals to clusters and catalystsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalChemistry of Materialsen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0403, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Physics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Makkah 21589, Saudi Arabiaen
kaust.authorZhang, Xixiangen
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