New efficient epitaxy-based method to produce graphene

Dr. Wlodzimierz Strupinski from the Institute of Electronics Materials Technology says that he developed an efficient and cheap method of harvesting Graphene, using commercially available equipment. The new method relies on the crystallization of carbon from an outer source, which means the carbon is settled down in the form of a one or two atom thick layer on the surface. That's an adaptation of an existing process called epitaxy, which may lead to commercial scale production - as he uses standard commercial machinery.

Posted: Sep 01,2011 by Ron Mertens