Rapid and highly efficient growth of graphene on copper by chemical vapor deposition of ethanol

Lisi, Nicola, Buonocore, Francesco, Dikonimos, Theodoros, Leoni, Enrico, Faggio, Giuliana, Messina, Giacomo, Morandi, Vittorio, Ortolani, Luca, & Capasso, Andrea (2014) Rapid and highly efficient growth of graphene on copper by chemical vapor deposition of ethanol. Thin Solid Films, 571(Part 1), pp. 139-144.

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Abstract

The growth of graphene by chemical vapor deposition on metal foils is a promising technique to deliver large-area films with high electron mobility. Nowadays, the chemical vapor deposition of hydrocarbons on copper is the most investigated synthesis method, although many other carbon precursors and metal substrates are used too. Among these, ethanol is a safe and inexpensive precursor that seems to offer favorable synthesis kinetics. We explored the growth of graphene on copper from ethanol, focusing on processes of short duration (up to one min). We investigated the produced films by electron microscopy, Raman and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. A graphene film with high crystalline quality was found to cover the entire copper catalyst substrate in just 20 s, making ethanol appear as a more efficient carbon feedstock than methane and other commonly used precursors.

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ID Code: 77858
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Graphene, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Ethanol, Copper, Fast Growth, Catalyst, Liquid precursor, Cristallinity
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2014.09.040
ISSN: 0040-6090
Subjects: 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 > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Synthesis of Materials (030306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > NANOTECHNOLOGY (100700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Thin Solid Films. 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 Thin Solid Films, [VOL 571, Part 1, (2014)] DOI:10.1016/j.tsf.2014.09.040
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2014 22:20
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 18:30

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