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Title: Temperature effect on the nucleation of graphene on Cu (111)

Abstract

Repeated thermal cycling by using an organic precursor is shown to be a successful technique for growing graphene on metal substrates. Having control on this process is of vital importance in producing large areas of high quality graphene with well-ordered surface characteristics, which leads us to investigate the effect of temperature on the microscopic mechanisms behind this process. Apart from being an important factor in the dissociation of the organic precursor and promoting the reactions taking place on the surface of the catalyst, temperature also plays a major role in the structure of the catalyst surface. First, we used eight thermal cycles to successfully grow graphene on the surface of Cu (111). Then, we employed Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics (AIMD) simulations to study graphene island alignment evolution at two temperatures. The results shed light on our experimental observations and those reported in the literature and point to the effectiveness of controlled thermal cycling in producing high quality graphene sheets on transition metal catalyst surfaces.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
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Research Org.:
Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Texas A & M Engineering Experiment Station
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1462772
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1540075
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-06ER15836
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
RSC Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: RSC Advances Journal Volume: 8 Journal Issue: 49; Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Chemistry

Citation Formats

Didar, Behnaz Rahmani, Khosravian, Homa, and Balbuena, Perla B. Temperature effect on the nucleation of graphene on Cu (111). United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/C8RA05478A.
Didar, Behnaz Rahmani, Khosravian, Homa, & Balbuena, Perla B. Temperature effect on the nucleation of graphene on Cu (111). United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8RA05478A.
Didar, Behnaz Rahmani, Khosravian, Homa, and Balbuena, Perla B. Mon . "Temperature effect on the nucleation of graphene on Cu (111)". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8RA05478A.
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author = {Didar, Behnaz Rahmani and Khosravian, Homa and Balbuena, Perla B.},
abstractNote = {Repeated thermal cycling by using an organic precursor is shown to be a successful technique for growing graphene on metal substrates. Having control on this process is of vital importance in producing large areas of high quality graphene with well-ordered surface characteristics, which leads us to investigate the effect of temperature on the microscopic mechanisms behind this process. Apart from being an important factor in the dissociation of the organic precursor and promoting the reactions taking place on the surface of the catalyst, temperature also plays a major role in the structure of the catalyst surface. First, we used eight thermal cycles to successfully grow graphene on the surface of Cu (111). Then, we employed Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics (AIMD) simulations to study graphene island alignment evolution at two temperatures. The results shed light on our experimental observations and those reported in the literature and point to the effectiveness of controlled thermal cycling in producing high quality graphene sheets on transition metal catalyst surfaces.},
doi = {10.1039/C8RA05478A},
journal = {RSC Advances},
number = 49,
volume = 8,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
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