We synthesize and study the structural and optical properties of nanocrystalline graphene monofluoride and graphite monofluoride, which are carbon-based wide band gap materials. Using laser excitations 2.41-5.08 eV, we identify six emission modes of graphite monofluoride, spanning the visible spectrum from red to violet. The energy and linewidth of the modes point to defect-induced midgap states as the source of the photoemission. We discuss possible candidates. Our findings open the window to electro-optical applications of graphene fluoride.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)