Large area few-layer graphene/graphite films as transparent thin conducting electrodes

Weiwei Cai; Yanwu Zhu; Xuesong Li; Piner, Richard D.; Ruoff, Rodney S.
September 2009
Applied Physics Letters;9/21/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 12, p123115
Academic Journal
By dissolving carbon atoms decomposed from methane in a metal substrate at high temperatures, large area uniform few-layer graphene (FLG)/graphite films were precipitated on metal surfaces upon cooling. The thickness could be controlled by varying the amount of carbon atoms in the metal. Such films were transferred to glass slides after dissolving the metal substrate in an aqueous solution of Fe(NO3)3. Sheet resistances as low as 200 Ω/□ with a transmittance of 85% were obtained from FLG films. The resistance and transmittance can be changed over one order of magnitude, making such films potentially useful for transparent thin conducting electrodes.


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