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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2010, Article ID 891514, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/891514
Research Article

Nanocomposite Materials of Alternately Stacked Monolayer and Graphene

1Department of Physics, Aichi University of Education, Hirosawa 1, Igayacho, Kariya 448-8542, Japan
2Research Department, Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd., 2-47 Hosoya-Cho, Toyota 471-8502, Japan
3Aichi Industrial Technology Institute, 1-157-1, Ondacho, Kariya 448-0013, Japan
4Department of Applied Physics and Chemistry, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chohugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
5Department of Materials and Life Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Seikei University, 3-3-1 Kichijoji-Kitamachi, Musashino, Tokyo 180-8633, Japan

Received 17 May 2010; Accepted 4 August 2010

Academic Editor: Rakesh Joshi

Copyright © 2010 Makoto Ishikawa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We synthesized the novel nanocomposite consisting alternately of a stacked single graphene sheet and a monolayer by using the graphite intercalation technique in which alkylamine molecules help intercalate large molecules into the graphite. Moreover, it is found that the intercalated molecules can rotate in between single graphene sheets by using NMR measurements. This preparation method provides a general way for intercalating huge fullerene molecules into graphite, which will lead to promising materials with novel mechanical, physical, and electrical properties.