We demonstrate low-temperature growth and direct transfer of graphene-graphitic carbon films (G-GC) onto plastic substrates without the use of supporting materials. In this approach, G-GC films were synthesized on copper layers by using inductively coupled plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, enabling the growth of few-layer graphene (G) on top of Cu and the additional growth of graphitic carbon (GC) films above the graphene layer at temperatures as low as 300°C. The patterned G-GC films are not easily damaged or detached from the polymer substrates during the wet etching and transfer process because of the van der Waals forces and π-π interactions between the films and the substrates. Raman spectroscopy reveals the two-dimensional hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms and the crystallinity of the G-GC films. The optical transparency and sheet resistance of the G-GC films are controlled by modulating the film thickness. Strain sensors are successfully fabricated on plastic substrates, and their resistance modulation at different strains is investigated.
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Aug 31|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering