American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Graphene Synthesis by Plasma-Enhanced CVD Growth with Ethanol

Teresa Campo, María Cotto, Francisco Márquez, Eduardo Elizalde and Carmen Morant

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.574.583

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 574-583

Abstract

A modified route to synthesize graphene flakes is proposed using the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) technique, by using copper substrates as supports. The carbon source used was ethanol, the synthesis temperature was 950°C and the pressure was controlled along the whole process. In this CVD synthesis process the incorporation of the carbon source was produced at low pressure and 950°C inducing the appearance of a plasma blue flash inside the quartz tube. Apparently, the presence of this plasma blue flash is required for obtaining graphene flakes. The synthesized graphene was characterized by different techniques, showing the presence of non-oxidized graphene with high purity.

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© 2016 Teresa Campo, María Cotto, Francisco Márquez, Eduardo Elizalde and Carmen Morant. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.