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Qi, Yun, Eskelsen, Jeremy R., Mazur, Ursula, Hipps, K. W. Langmuir 2012 28 (7) 3489-3493
Abstract: Graphene prepared on Cu foil by chemical vapor deposition was studied as a function of post growth cooling conditions. CuO islands embedded in the graphene film were discovered and studied by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy. It is shown that nanostructured holes can be formed within a graphene film by reduction using hydrogen cooling immediately after film growth. We also observe the formation of symmetrical oxide islands in these holes. This study provides an easy way to fabricate a graphene + CuO composite, and the method may be extended to other graphene based structures.
Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la2048163