Taguchi method is for the first time applied to optimize the synthesis of graphene films by copper-catalyzed decomposition of ethanol. In order to find the most appropriate experimental conditions for the realization of thin high-grade films, six experiments suitably designed and performed. The influence of temperature (1000-1070 C) and synthesis duration (1-30 min) and hydrogen flow (0-100 sccm) on the number of graphene layers and defect density in the graphitic lattice was ranked by monitoring the intensity of the 2D- and D-bands relative to the G-band in the Raman spectra. After critical examination and adjusting of the conditions predicted to give optimal results, a continuous film consisting of 2-4 nearly defect-free graphene layers was obtained.

Taguchi optimized synthesis of graphene films by copper catalyzed ethanol decomposition

Santangelo S.
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Messina G;Malara A.;Faggio G.
2014

Abstract

Taguchi method is for the first time applied to optimize the synthesis of graphene films by copper-catalyzed decomposition of ethanol. In order to find the most appropriate experimental conditions for the realization of thin high-grade films, six experiments suitably designed and performed. The influence of temperature (1000-1070 C) and synthesis duration (1-30 min) and hydrogen flow (0-100 sccm) on the number of graphene layers and defect density in the graphitic lattice was ranked by monitoring the intensity of the 2D- and D-bands relative to the G-band in the Raman spectra. After critical examination and adjusting of the conditions predicted to give optimal results, a continuous film consisting of 2-4 nearly defect-free graphene layers was obtained.
GRAPHENE, TAGUCHI METHOD, RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION
LARGE AREA GRAPHENE FILM, GROWTH, DESIGN, PARAMETERS
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