Taguchi optimized synthesis of graphene films by copper catalyzed ethanol decomposition

Santangelo, S., Messina, G., Malara, A., Lisi, N., Dikonimos, T., Capasso, A., Ortolani, L., Morandi, V., & Faggio, G. (2014) Taguchi optimized synthesis of graphene films by copper catalyzed ethanol decomposition. Diamond and Related Materials, 41, pp. 73-78.

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Taguchi method is for the first time applied to optimize the synthesis of graphene films by copper-catalyzed decomposition of ethanol. In order to find the most appropriate experimental conditions for the realization of thin high-grade films, six experiments suitably designed and performed. The influence of temperature (1000–1070 °C) and synthesis duration (1–30 min) and hydrogen flow (0–100 sccm) on the number of graphene layers and defect density in the graphitic lattice was ranked by monitoring the intensity of the 2D- and D-bands relative to the G-band in the Raman spectra. After critical examination and adjusting of the conditions predicted to give optimal results, a continuous film consisting of 2–4 nearly defect-free graphene layers was obtained.

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ID Code: 65600
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Chemical vapor deposition, Hydrogen flow, Crystalline quality, Defect-free growth, graphene, Taguchi method, Raman spectroscopy, chemical vapor desposition
DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2013.11.006
ISSN: 0925-9635
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (020400) > Condensed Matter Characterisation Technique Development (020401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (020400) > Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter (020406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > NANOTECHNOLOGY (100700) > Nanofabrication Growth and Self Assembly (100706)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier S.A.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Diamond and Related Materials. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Diamond and Related Materials, [41, (January 2014) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2013.11.006
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2014 01:07
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