A direct transfer of layer-area graphene

William Regan, Nasim Alem, Benjamín Alemán, Baisong Geng, Çaǧlar Girit, Lorenzo Maserati, Feng Wang, Michael Crommie, A. Zettl

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A facile method is reported for the direct (polymer-free) transfer of layer-area graphene from metal growth substrates to selected target substrates. The direct route, by avoiding several wet chemical steps and accompanying mechanical stresses and contamination common to all presently reported layer-area graphene transfer methods, enables fabrication of layer-area graphene devices with unprecedented quality. To demonstrate, we directly transfer layer-area graphene from Cu growth substrates to holey amorphous carbon transmission electron microscopy (TEM) grids, resulting in robust, clean, full-coverage graphene grids ideal for high resolution TEM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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