Abstract: Graphene-Like Graphite (GLG) samples were prepared using sand and sugar composite as a precursor. GLG was synthesized using solution chemical technique. The produced composite materials dried at a temperature of 120°C in an oven to form a black powder composite material. The structure of the composite was revealed by XRD with narrow diffraction peaks (002) (010) and (004) at 2 = 26.603°, 42.466° and 54.794° with d-spacing of 3.34800 Å, 2.12696 Å and 1.67400 Å, respectively. The average grain size of the material is 599.54Å. Preferential crystal orientations obtained from texture coefficient of the peaks are 2.614, 10.18 and 5.029, respectively. The material shows hexagonal crystal structure with lattice parameters of a = b = 2.4560 and c = 6.6960. SEM with EDX also revealed the morphological and elemental composition of the samples. The SEM images show flake-type GLG and EDX analysis shows the presence of carbon, oxygen, silicon and sulphur at 34.02% at 45.36% at 18.86% at and 1.75% at respectively. The material obtained is potential for solid-state batteries due to flake-type structure that enhance large surface area creation for chemical interaction. This technique may provide economical and environmentally friendly approaches for graphene-like graphite in large scale.
Abdulmutolib Olajide Olaoye, Rasheed Segun Lawal, Thomas Ojonugwa Daniel, Sani Muhammad Adam, Muhammad Shefiu Shehu and Mohd Arif Agam, 2020. Synthesis and Characterizations of Graphene-Like Graphite using Renewable Precursors via. Solution Chemical Technique. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 15: 204-209.