Graphene Nanostructures on Electrodeposited Cu by Chemical Vapor Deposition
Graphene nanostructure growth on electroplated Copper under acetylene gas flow using a low-pressure chemical vapor deposition technique has been explored in this study. Electrodeposited Cu is compatible with integrated circuit technology and therefore is explored as a substrate to synthesize graphene domains using acetylene as the precursor gas. Characterization under Scanning Electron Microscopy and Raman Spectroscopy indicates good quality bi-layer and few-layer graphene domains of circular shape, grown on electrodeposited Cu/Si substrates. Such structures are foreseen as a medium for growing continuous graphene films for temperature sensing, or for selective deposition of quantum dots with enhance luminescence.
Keywords - CVD, Electro Deposition, Graphene, Spectroscopy