Laser-Induced Graphitization of Thermosetting Polymer Substrate and its Application—A Review
Keywords:graphene, laser irradiation, LIG, LIG production, LIG applications
Laser-induced graphene (LIG) production and application is currently receiving tremendous attention of the research community, perhaps because of its facile, clean, and sustainable nature. Thus, any critical review about the subject matter cannot be over-emphasized. Herein, the stage-wise procedure of producing the LIG that involves preparation of polymer substrate, specification of laser machine parameters/condition, laser-induced irradiation on the prepared substrate, and characterization/confirmation of the LIG have been explained, and most importantly the various applications of the LIG in the areas of energy and power, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, environmental, and sensor development have also been reviewed. It is worthy of nothing that polyimide film is predominantly employed by the different independent researches as substrate in the LIG production and applications, and fascinating findings were found. Furthermore, future perspective of LIG production and applications have been suggested. Overall, information summarized herein will no doubt provide basis for research and development in the area of LIG production and application.
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