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Rapid fabrication of graphene on dielectric substrates via solid-phase processes
Author(s): W. Xiong; Y.S. Zhou; W.J. Hou; Y.F. Lu
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Paper Abstract

To unleash the full potential of graphene in functional devices, high-quality graphene sheets and patterns are frequently required to be deposited on dielectric substrates. However, it generally calls for post-growth catalyst etching and graphene transfer steps in currently existing approaches, which are very time consuming and costly for fabricating functional graphene devices. We developed a rapid and cost-effective growth method to achieve the graphene formation directly on various kinds of dielectric substrates via a novel solid-phase transformation mechanism based on Ni/C thin films. High-quality graphene was obtained uniformly on whole surface of wafers with a controlled number of graphene layers. The monolayer graphene, as obtained, exhibits a low sheet resistance of about 50 Ω/sq and a high optical transmittance of 95.8% at 550 nm. Graphene patterns were successfully fabricated simply by either conventional photolithography or laser direct writing techniques. Various graphene patterns, including texts, spirals, line arrays, and even large-scale integrated circuit patterns, with a feature line width of 800 nm and a low sheet resistance of 205 ohm/sq, were achieved. The developed method provides a facile and cost-effective way to fabricate complex and high-quality graphene patterns directly on target substrates, which opens a door for fabricating various advanced optoelectronic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9352, Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XII, 93520N (12 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2080691
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W. Xiong, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)
Y.S. Zhou, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)
W.J. Hou, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)
Y.F. Lu, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9352:
Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XII
Jan J. Dubowski; David B. Geohegan; Andrei V. Kabashin, Editor(s)

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