Catalyst-free plasma enhanced growth of graphene from sustainable sources

Jacob, Mohan V., Rawat, Rajdeep S., Ouyang, Bo, Bazaka, Kateryna, Kumar, D. Sakthi, Taguchi, Dai, Iwamoto, Mitsumasa, Neupane, Ram, & Varghese, Oomman K. (2015) Catalyst-free plasma enhanced growth of graphene from sustainable sources. Nano Letters, 15(9), pp. 5702-5708.

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Details of a fast and sustainable bottom-up process to grow large area high quality graphene films without the aid of any catalyst are reported in this paper. We used Melaleuca alternifolia, a volatile natural extract from tea tree plant as the precursor. The as-fabricated graphene films yielded a stable contact angle of 135°, indicating their potential application in very high hydrophobic coatings. The electronic devices formed by sandwiching pentacene between graphene and aluminum films demonstrated memristive behavior, and hence, these graphene films could find use in nonvolatile memory devices also.

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ID Code: 92053
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: graphene, PECVD, hydrophobic, memristor
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01363
ISSN: 1530-6984
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 23:09
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 20:58

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