Present Status and Prospect of Graphene Research

  • Sumanta SahooEmail author
  • Ganesh Chandra Nayak
Part of the Carbon Nanostructures book series (CARBON)


Among various carbon allotropies, graphene has been considered the most attractive one, till date. After its discovery, graphene research has been gone through different phases. With tremendous progress in graphene research, various types of advanced graphene materials have been developed depending on the specific application. Different synthetic approaches have been employed to synthesize high-quality graphene materials. Recently, graphene has been successfully combined with other promising 2D materials to form multifunctional 2D hybrids. In this chapter, the recent progress on graphene research has been emphasized. The current trends of the synthesis, properties, application, and commercialization of graphene materials have been briefly discussed.


Graphene derivatives Graphene synthesis Graphene functionalization Graphene doping Heterostructures of graphene 



S. Sahoo acknowledges DST-SERB, India, for the national postdoctoral fellowship (NPDF File No.: PDF/2017/000328).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIndian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) DhanbadDhanbadIndia

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