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Synthesis of High Quality Few Layer Graphene Sheets in Large Quantities by Radio Frequency Chemical Vapor Deposition

  • Enkeleda Dervishi (a1), Zhongrui Li (a2), Fumiya Watanabe (a3), Jimmy Shyaka (a4), Abhijit Biswas (a5), Aurelie Courte (a6), Jean Luc Umwungeri (a7), Alexandru R. Biris (a8) and Alexandru S. Biris (a9)...

Abstract

This work reports a low-cost method for large scale production of high quality graphene via radio-frequency chemical vapor deposition. High quantities of graphene were successfully synthesized on the Fe-Co/MgO (2.5:2.5:95 wt.%) catalytic system utilizing acetylene as a hydrocarbon source at 1000 °C. The as-produced graphene sheets were purified in a single step by washing with a diluted hydrochloric acid solution under sonication. Next, they were thoroughly characterized by microscopy, spectroscopy, and X-Ray diffraction. Advanced transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy analyses have indicated the formation of 3-5 layered graphene nanosheets. Thorough analyses by Raman spectroscopy were also performed demonstrating the presence of high quality and few-layer graphene samples. This low cost and highly reproducible method may be applied in a straightforward way to produce large quantities of graphene for various advanced applications.

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Synthesis of High Quality Few Layer Graphene Sheets in Large Quantities by Radio Frequency Chemical Vapor Deposition

  • Enkeleda Dervishi (a1), Zhongrui Li (a2), Fumiya Watanabe (a3), Jimmy Shyaka (a4), Abhijit Biswas (a5), Aurelie Courte (a6), Jean Luc Umwungeri (a7), Alexandru R. Biris (a8) and Alexandru S. Biris (a9)...

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