Synthesis, Transfer, and Characterization of Nanoscale 2-Dimensional Materials

Report No. ARL-TR-7472
Authors: Travis M Tumlin; Lily Giri; Mark H Griep
Date/Pages: September 2015; 24 pages
Abstract: In the present work, we have demonstrated the synthesis of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and bismuth telluride using chemical and physical vapor deposition techniques. Making these materials cost-effective and scalable is paramount for their integration in a variety of applications. The synthesis techniques reported here allow for the deposition of high-quality materials using a single tube furnace setup. This single furnace apparatus eliminates the need for multiple deposition systems, leading to reduced operating costs. Transfer has been achieved using polymer-assisted methods, and material quality has been characterized using optical and electron microscopy techniques. This work provides invaluable information for infrastructure setup and detailed procedures for material synthesis, transfer, and characterization.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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