Chemical vapor deposition-grown graphene: The thinnest solid lubricant

Kwang Seop Kim, Hee Jung Lee, Changgu Lee, Seoung Ki Lee, Houk Jang, Jong Hyun Ahn, Jae Hyun Kim, Hak Joo Lee

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As an atomically thin material with low surface energy, graphene is an excellent candidate for reducing adhesion and friction when coated on various surfaces. Here, we demonstrate the superior adhesion and frictional characteristics of graphene films which were grown on Cu and Ni metal catalysts by chemical vapor deposition and transferred onto the SiO2/Si substrate. The graphene films effectively reduced the adhesion and friction forces, and multilayer graphene films that were a few nanometers thick had low coefficients of friction comparable to that of bulk graphite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5107-5114
Number of pages8
JournalACS Nano
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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