About this Research Topic
Despite its recent discovery, graphene material has significantly influenced the landscape of all technological fields but is nonetheless challenged to provide material advantages that bring about unique and novel applications rather than simply an improved substitute to existing materials. Intensive research has been focused on every aspect of graphene and graphene-based materials, ranging from simple and exquisite fabrication techniques, fundamental research, and advanced applications which have culminated in various technology breakthroughs. However, considering the outstanding potential of graphene, new studies are urgently needed as this material is anticipated to become the ultimate solution for countless challenging applications.
Although research on graphene and graphene derivatives is still in its early phase, a rapid advancement was witnessed, and the knowledge and applications will continue to expand. Research on epitaxial graphene and graphene-base composites has an enormous potential to contribute to the biomedical, electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, and energy fields. Some of the crucial issues to be covered are related to: precise and reproducible control of graphene and its derivatives’ features; expansion of knowledge about graphene and mechanism to build new devices; understanding and mitigation of graphene’s negative effects; integration of synergistic features of other materials, like polymers; development of graphene fillers and exploitation of them for different applications, like sophisticated graphene hybrid nanomaterials.
This Research Topic aims at presenting high-quality fundamental and applied research, related to fabrication (epitaxially grown and exfoliated graphene), processing methods of epitaxial graphene and graphene-based composites, and new strategies for the design of improved novel carbon-based materials Another focus are multifunctional carbon-based materials that have been specifically and functionally engineered to serve as a platform for graphene-based nanoelectronics or large-scale integrated electronic architectures.
This Research Topic aims to bring together leading researchers to exchange and share their findings for the development of graphene-based products for fields such as electronics and health. Epitaxial graphene is considered a very promising material for high-end electronics. However, there's no ideal method yet to transfer the epitaxial graphene to other substrates which will bring a quantum leap to the field. Conversely, graphene's spectacular, versatile, and tunable features allow for ground-breaking biomedical applications when creatively used. The manuscripts to be featured include original research, review, mini-review, and perspective articles. Themes to be investigated may include, but are not limited to:
• Epitaxially grown graphene,
• Graphene-based electronics,
• Graphene-based implantable devices, drug delivery systems, bionanotechnology, and tissue engineering,
• Graphene-based composites for industrial applications based on commercial demand,
• Computer-aided design and investigation of graphene materials,
• Graphene-based sensing devices.
Dr. Yonghui Zhou: Co-ordinator for the project.
Keywords: epitaxial graphene, graphene-based biomaterials, graphene-based novel architectures for electronics and health applications, modification of graphene-based materials, exploratory studies of graphene-based biomaterials, computer aided design of graphene materials
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