Influence of gas composition on the formation of graphene domain synthesized from camphor

Subash Sharma, Golap Kalita, Ryo Hirano, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Masaki Tanemura

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The domain structure of graphene films deposited by the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process has a great influence on the electrical and physical properties. Here, we tackled the synthesis of increased domain size of single layer and bi-layer graphene along with few-layer graphene on Ni foil using solid camphor as a carbon source. To achieve this, effect of the composition of carrier gas for the evaporated camphor was investigated. Raman mapping and peak width (FWHM) analyses gave the insight of the quality and number of graphene layers. Optical and scanning electron microcopy studies show significance difference in domain structure of the synthesized graphene in different gas atmosphere. As confirmed by optical and scanning electron microscopes, the graphene domain grown with the carrier gas of Ar/H2 mixture was more than 10 times larger than those grown with pure Ar carrier gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Domain size
  • Gas atmosphere
  • Graphene
  • Solid camphor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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