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High quality graphene synthesized by atmospheric pressure CVD on copper foil

Trinsoutrot, Pierre and Rabot, Caroline and Vergnes, Hugues and Delamoreanu, Alexandru and Zenasni, Aziz and Caussat, Brigitte High quality graphene synthesized by atmospheric pressure CVD on copper foil. (2013) In: 19th European Conference on Chemical Vapor Deposition (EuroCVD19), 1- 6 Sept 2013, 1 September 2013 - 6 September 2013, Varna, Bulgaria (Varna, Bulgaria).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.06.050


Graphene was synthesized at 1000°C by Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition on copper foil from methane diluted in argon and hydrogen. The influence of the main synthesis parameters was studied on 2x2 cm2 foils in order to obtain continuous monolayer graphene without crystalline defect. The uniformity, crystal quality and number of layers of graphene were analyzed by Raman spectroscopy and Scanning Electronic Microscopy. First, an increase of the annealing pre-treatment duration induced an increase of the average size of copper grains, leading to larger graphene flakes of higher crystallinity presenting a lower number of layers. Similar evolutions of graphene characteristics were observed when decreasing the methane concentration to 20 ppm, whereas an increase of run duration led to a loss of graphene quality and to a higher number of graphene layers, confirming that graphene formation is not self-limiting on copper. An optimum hydrogen/methane ratio was found, quite different from other results of the literature, probably due to differences in the copper pre-treatment step. Finally, an optimized three steps process was developed to form monolayer continuous graphene of high quality, successfully transposed to 7x7 cm2 substrates after a reactor scale-up.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Surface and Coatings Technology website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02578972
HAL Id:hal-04020983
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > MINATEC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:04 Sep 2013 13:05

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