Thermal exfoliation of fluorinated graphite


International audienceThe thermal exfoliation of graphite fluoride was investigated using two starting materials: fluorinated HOPG and powdered room temperature graphite fluoride (RTGF) post-treated in pure F2 gas in order to adjust the relative contents of intercalated species, the carbon hybridization and the C–F bonding. Firstly, the thermal exfoliation of HOPG sample (of composition CF0.57) at the nanoscale is highlighted using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Such process involves a defluorination, which is accelerated by disruption of the graphene sheets. Similar breaking occurs during the exfoliation of post-treated RTGF and evolves CF4 and C2F6 gases. Moreover, the exfoliation using a thermal shock is assisted by the fast deintercalation of the catalyst species in the region where the covalence of the C–F bonds is weakened. In such way, exfoliation occurs with the quasi-total defluorination

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