Recent progress and future perspectives on graphene oxide nanoribbons: Dispersion, structure assembly, and applications

Ohchan Kwon, Ju Yeon Kim, Hyungjoon Ji, Wooyoung Choi, Dae Woo Kim

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Graphene oxide nanoribbons (GONR) are prepared by the top-down oxidative unzipping of carbon nanotubes. The unique one-dimensional morphology and the abundant functional groups of GONR distinguish it from other graphene-based carbon materials with increased solvent dispersibility and self-assembly behavior. These features have been exploited throughout the literature for various applications, including energy storage materials, sensors, catalysts, fillers for composites, and separation membranes. However, despite its drastically different chemical and physical properties, GONRs are often only discussed in the sub-context of graphene nanoribbons. This Perspective highlights GONRs specifically, focusing on their chemical properties and structuring behaviors, which can be manipulated to yield appealing structures for target applications. These characteristics constitute significant importance in scalable applications. The final section of this Perspective catalogs a comprehensive summary of recent GONR developments and additional perspectives for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100902
JournalAPL Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 1

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korean government (MOTIE) (Grant No. 20214000000090, Fostering human resources training in the advanced hydrogen energy industry). This research was also supported by a basic science research program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education (Grant No. NRF-2019R1A6A1A11055660).

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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