Pure electric and magnetic fields applied to reduced graphene oxide for defect repair and oxygen removal

Takeshi Miyata, Syun Gohda, Takashi Fujii, Hironobu Ono, Hibiki Itoh, Yuta Nishina, Keiichiro Kashimura

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Abstract

The rapid repair of graphene oxide (GO) was demonstrated using a microwave cavity resonator that separates pure electric and magnetic fields from microwaves. Reduced graphene oxide (rGO), a high-quality graphene-like material, was obtained using our method. Raman spectroscopy of rGO after microwave treatment revealed that the D band intensity decreased as the temperature increased, while the G and G′ band intensities increased with increasing temperature. Furthermore, the cavity resonator provided better defect repair and oxygen removal from GO than conventional heating, and the microwave magnetic field yielded better quality rGO than the microwave electric field. Microwave heating removed surface impurities and repaired defects in GO more effectively than conventional heating, while suppressing graphitisation. These findings provide guidelines for the microwave-assisted reduction of GO for the fast and large-scale production of graphene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalCarbon
Volume171
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Defect repair
  • Microwave heating
  • Pure electrical field
  • Pure magnetic field
  • Reduced graphene oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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