High-temperature stability of suspended single-layer graphene

Kwanpyo Kim, William Regan, Baisong Geng, Benjamín Alemán, B. M. Kessler, Feng Wang, M. F. Crommie, A. Zettl

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We report in situ Joule heating on suspended single-layer graphene in a transmission electron microscope (TEM). Thermally-driven degradation of pre-deposited nanoparticles on the membrane is monitored and used for local temperature estimation. By extrapolating the Joule heating power and temperature relation, we find that the suspended single-layer graphene has exceptional thermal stability up to at least 2600 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-304
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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