Advanced Materials

Facile Synthesis of a Large Quantity of Graphene by Chemical Vapor Deposition: an Advanced Catalyst Carrier

Authors

  • Changsheng Shan,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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  • Hao Tang,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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  • Tailun Wong,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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  • Lifang He,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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  • Shuit-Tong Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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Abstract

A large quantity of highly conductive graphene was prepared by a novel CVD method with nickel powder as a template and PMMA as carbon source. With Pt as a model, PtNP–modified graphene showed much better electrocatalytic ability for O2 and methanol than PtNP–reduced graphene oxide (RGO) and commercial Pt/C, showing that this graphene is a better catalyst carrier than RGO and commercial carbon.

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