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Materials 2018, 11(5), 804; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11050804

Fast and Cost-Effective Synthesis of High-Quality Graphene on Copper Foils Using High-Current Arc Evaporation

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Department of Engineering and Nature Science, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Hochschulring 1, 15745 Wildau, Germany
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Arc Precision, Sources, Coatings, and Analysis GmbH, Schwarzkopffstraße 2, 15745 Wildau, Germany
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Received: 26 March 2018 / Revised: 12 May 2018 / Accepted: 14 May 2018 / Published: 16 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Nanomaterials: Graphene, Nanoribbons and Quantum dots)
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In this paper, we present an innovative and ultra-fast process for the deposition of high-quality graphene on different metal foils and thin metal films. The graphene layer can be homogeneously deposited in only 30 s process time. Due to the weak adhesion to the substrate material, the monolayer graphene is easy to transfer using the established processes. For the production, we use magnetic filtered high-current arc evaporation (Φ-HCA) with a solid, graphitic carbon source. This ultra-fast growth process can pave the way towards a cost-effective graphene synthesis for the mass production e.g., in a roll-to-roll process, avoiding time consuming established processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; PVD; arc evaporation; copper; transfer; Φ-HCA graphene; PVD; arc evaporation; copper; transfer; Φ-HCA
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Lux, H.; Edling, M.; Siemroth, P.; Schrader, S. Fast and Cost-Effective Synthesis of High-Quality Graphene on Copper Foils Using High-Current Arc Evaporation. Materials 2018, 11, 804.

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