Millimeter-Scale Growth of Single-Oriented Graphene on a Palladium Silicide Amorphous Film.

Author(s) Kim, H.W.; Song, I.; Kim, T.H.; Ahn, S.Joon; Shin, H.C.; An, B.S.; Jang, Y.; Jeon, S.; Kim, E.Hye; Khadka, I.Bahadur; Gu, T.J.; Woo, S.H.; Whang, D.; Kim, Y.; Yang, C.W.; Ahn, J.Real
Journal ACS Nano
Date Published 2019 Feb 26

It is widely accepted in condensed matter physics and material science communities that a single-oriented overlayer cannot be grown on an amorphous substrate because the disordered substrate randomizes the orientation of the seeds, leading to polycrystalline grains. In the case of two-dimensional materials such as graphene, the large-scale growth of single-oriented materials on an amorphous substrate has remained unsolved. Here, we demonstrate experimentally that the presence of uniformly oriented graphene seeds facilitates the growth of millimeter-scale single-oriented graphene with 3 × 4 mm on palladium silicide, which is an amorphous thin film, where the uniformly oriented graphene seeds were epitaxially grown. The amorphous palladium silicide film promotes the growth of the single-oriented growth of graphene by causing carbon atoms to be diffusive and mobile within and on the substrate. In contrast to these results, without the uniformly oriented seeds, the amorphous substrate leads to the growth of polycrystalline graphene grains. This millimeter-scale single-oriented growth from uniformly oriented seeds can be applied to other amorphous substrates.

DOI 10.1021/acsnano.8b05299
ISSN 1936-086X
Citation ACS Nano. 2019;13(2):11271135.

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