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There is intense interest in graphene in fields such as physics, chemistry, and materials science, among others. Interest in graphene's exceptional physical properties, chemical tunability, and potential for applications has generated thousands of publications and an accelerating pace of research, making review of such research timely. Here is an overview(More)
Mechanical properties of ultrathin membranes consisting of one layer, two overlapped layers, and three overlapped layers of graphene oxide platelets were investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging in contact mode. In order to evaluate both the elastic modulus and prestress of thin membranes, the AFM measurement was combined with the finite(More)
Using micro-Raman spectroscopy, the thermal conductivity of a graphene monolayer grown by chemical vapor deposition and suspended over holes with different diameters ranging from 2.9 to 9.7 μm was measured in vacuum, thereby eliminating errors caused by heat loss to the surrounding gas. The obtained thermal conductivity values of the suspended graphene(More)
The fundamental properties of graphene are making it an attractive material for a wide variety of applications. Various techniques have been developed to produce graphene and recently we discovered the synthesis of large area graphene by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of methane on Cu foils. We also showed that graphene growth on Cu is a surface-mediated(More)
Reproducible dry and wet transfer techniques were developed to improve the transfer of large-area monolayer graphene grown on copper foils by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The techniques reported here allow transfer onto three different classes of substrates: substrates covered with shallow depressions, perforated substrates, and flat substrates. A novel(More)
Millimeter-size single-crystal monolayer graphene is synthesized on polycrystalline Cu foil by a method that involves suppressing loss by evaporation of the Cu at high temperature under low pressure. This significantly diminishes the number of graphene domains, and large single crystal domains up to ∼2 mm in size are grown.
Understanding and engineering the domain boundaries in chemically vapor deposited monolayer graphene will be critical for improving its properties. In this study, a combination of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques including selected area electron diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM), and dark field (DF) TEM(More)
Controlling the thickness and uniformity during growth of multilayer graphene is an important goal. Here we report the synthesis of large-area monolayer and multilayer, particularly bilayer, graphene films on Cu-Ni alloy foils by chemical vapor deposition with methane and hydrogen gas as precursors. The dependence of the initial stages of graphene growth(More)
[*] Prof. R. S. Ruoff, Dr. S. Park, J. W. Suk, Dr. J. An, Dr. R. D. Piner Dr. W. Cai Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Texas Materials Institute The University of Texas at Austin One University Station C2200, Austin TX, 78712 (USA) E-mail: r.ruoff@mail.utexas.edu Prof. V. Berry, N. Mohanty, A. Nagaraja Department of Chemical Engineering The(More)