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  • Large-area synthesis of high-quality and uniform graphene films on copper foils.

Large-area synthesis of high-quality and uniform graphene films on copper foils.

Science (New York, N.Y.) (2009-05-09)
Xuesong Li, Weiwei Cai, Jinho An, Seyoung Kim, Junghyo Nah, Dongxing Yang, Richard Piner, Aruna Velamakanni, Inhwa Jung, Emanuel Tutuc, Sanjay K Banerjee, Luigi Colombo, Rodney S Ruoff
ABSTRACT

Graphene has been attracting great interest because of its distinctive band structure and physical properties. Today, graphene is limited to small sizes because it is produced mostly by exfoliating graphite. We grew large-area graphene films of the order of centimeters on copper substrates by chemical vapor deposition using methane. The films are predominantly single-layer graphene, with a small percentage (less than 5%) of the area having few layers, and are continuous across copper surface steps and grain boundaries. The low solubility of carbon in copper appears to help make this growth process self-limiting. We also developed graphene film transfer processes to arbitrary substrates, and dual-gated field-effect transistors fabricated on silicon/silicon dioxide substrates showed electron mobilities as high as 4050 square centimeters per volt per second at room temperature.

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Monolayer graphene film, 1 in x 1 in on copper foil, avg. no. of layers, 1
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Monolayer graphene film, 1 in x 1 in on copper foil, with PMMA coating, avg. no. of layers, 1