Graphene-based materials and their potential applications: a theoretical study

Hong-ping Zhang, Youhong Tang

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Graphene attracts lots of research attentions for versatile properties. Due to the limitation of experimental technologies, various theoretical studies of the real nanomaterials were carried out. Many fundamental quantum mechanics studies could illustrate the band structure of graphene, which has great relationships with its macroproperties. In order to broaden the application of graphene, various studies about the interactions between gases molecules and graphene has been done. It is indicated that graphene can be good gas sensors by metallic doping modifications. Metallic doped graphene also exhibits potential applications in hydrogen storage. Meanwhile, our pervious study of interactions between chitosan and graphene indicates that the interfacial interactions between graphene and chitosan could be regulated by the functional groups modification of graphene. Many other studies could be done to exploring the potential applications of graphene by theoretical methods. These would be very meaningful for the understanding and practical application of the nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHybrid Polymer Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationApplications
EditorsVijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Asokan Pappu
Place of PublicationDuxford, United Kingdom
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780081007860
ISBN (Print)9780081007853
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • Graphene
  • Interfacial interactions
  • Metallic dopants
  • Theoretical study


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