After a brief introduction to the fundamental properties of graphene, this book focuses on synthesis, characterization and application of various types of two-dimensional (2D) nanocarbons ranging from single/few layer graphene to carbon nanowalls and graphene oxides. Three major synthesis techniques are covered: epitaxial growth of graphene on SiC,

Introduction. Electronic Band Structure of Graphene. Growth of Epitaxial Graphene on SiC. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Large Area Graphene on Metallic Substrates. Growth and Electrical Characterization of Carbon Nanowalls. Structural Characterization of Carbon Nanowalls and Their Potential Applications in Energy Devices. Raman and Infrared Spectroscopic Characterization of Graphene. Graphene-based Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage. Chemical Synthesis of Graphene and Its Applications in Batteries. Photonic Properties of Graphene Device. Graphene Oxides and Reduced Graphene Oxide Sheets: Synthesis, Characterization, Fundamental Properties and Applications.