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We report broadband visible photoluminescence from solid graphene oxide, and modifications of the emission spectrum by progressive chemical reduction. The data suggest a gapping of the two-dimensional electronic system by removal of π-electrons. We discuss possible gapping mechanisms, and propose that a Kekule pattern of bond distortions may account for the observed behavior.


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Luo, Z., P.M. Vora, E.J. Mele, A.T.C. Johnson and J.M. Kikkawa. (2009). "Photoluminescence and band gap modulation in graphene oxide." Applied Physics Letters. 94, 111909.

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Date Posted: 06 January 2011

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