Transfer-Free Growth of Few-Layer Graphene by Self-Assembled Monolayers (pages 4392–4397)
Hyeon-Jin Shin, Won Mook Choi, Seon-Mi Yoon, Gang Hee Han, Yun Sung Woo, Eun Sung Kim, Seung Jin Chae, Xiang-Shu Li, Anass Benayad, Duong Dinh Loc, Fethullah Gunes, Young Hee Lee and Jae-Young Choi
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201102526
Graphene layers are directly synthesizedon an oxide substrate without transfer. The catalytic structure aids graphene formation without the vaporization of a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) material and induces direct growth of graphene on the substrate. Film uniformity and the number of graphene layers are modulated. The catalytic structure and growth process provide a robust method for transfer-free graphene growth with uniform thickness.