Francesca Iacopi, Griffith University
Graphene on Silicon: Applications and Perspectives
Written by Maria Torres Arango
Even though the extraordinary properties of graphene have motivated extensive research, many challenges remain, especially in producing large-area substrates and in transferring the graphene to a different substrate from which it was first synthesized. Francesca Iacopy, from Griffith University, showed recent developments in graphene fabrication. Using Cu/Ni alloys, bilayer graphene on various substrates can be realized at temperatures comparable to conventional semiconductor processing. This metal alloy approach can be tuned to produce rough surfaces that lead to high specific-area graphene structures, which are of special importance in applications such as energy storage. Refinement of the processing is still to be done; however, this versatile method shows promising pathways toward graphene implementation in daily life devices.