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Transforming Amorphous into Crystalline Carbon: Observing How Graphene Grows

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  • Prof. Dr. Jörg J. Schneider

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    1. Fachbereich Chemie, Eduard-Zintl Institut für Anorganische, und Physikalische Chemie, Fachgebiet Anorganische Chemie, Petersenstraße 18, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany), Fax: (+49) 6151-163470
    • Fachbereich Chemie, Eduard-Zintl Institut für Anorganische, und Physikalische Chemie, Fachgebiet Anorganische Chemie, Petersenstraße 18, 64287 Darmstadt (Germany), Fax: (+49) 6151-163470
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Abstract

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How does your graphene grow? A combination of thermal and electron beam induced experiments coupled with in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and spectroscopy techniques allow insight into the transformation of amorphous carbon into few layer graphene. Besides shining light on fundamental aspects of graphene growth, the high-lighted work by Banhart and colleagues might have interesting implications for future direction of synthetic graphene growth.

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