Clean unzipping by steam etching to synthesize graphene nanoribbons
Date of Issue2013
School of Materials Science and Engineering
A simple, clean method of steam etching carbon nanotubes is reported for the synthesis of graphene nanoribbons. The chemical mechanism of carbon nanotube unzipping is also discussed. As an anode catalyst, as-prepared graphene nanoribbons combined with Pt exhibit quite a high catalytic activity for ethanol electro-oxidation in fuel cells.
Materials Science and Engineering