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Laser-induced backward transfer of monolayer graphene

Laser-induced backward transfer of monolayer graphene
Laser-induced backward transfer of monolayer graphene
Laser-induced backward transfer (LIBT) has been demonstrated as a viable technique for precise, localised deposition of microscale regions of graphene. Single femtosecond laser pulses, shaped spatially using a digital micromirror device (DMD), were incident on a pre-prepared sample of graphene-coated nickel (the donor substrate) through a transparent glass receiver substrate. Under optimal laser exposure conditions, and in a low-pressure gas environment, circular regions of graphene with approximately 30 µm diameter were successfully transferred from the donor to the receiver substrate as confirmed by optical and electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The hypothesis that rapid thermal expansion of the nickel could drive the transfer process is explored and is shown to be plausible through some simple calculations. This LIBT technique for transfer of this archetypal 2D material has many potential applications in photonic and MEMS device fabrication.
2D Materials, DMD, Femtosecond, Graphene, Laser, Transfer
0169-4332
Praeger, Matthew
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Papazoglou, Symeon
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Pesquera, Amaia
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Zergioti, Ioanna
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Praeger, Matthew
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Eason, Robert W.
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Mills, Benjamin
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Praeger, Matthew, Papazoglou, Symeon, Pesquera, Amaia, Zurutuza, Amaia, Levi, Adi, Naveh, Doron, Zergioti, Ioanna, Eason, Robert W. and Mills, Benjamin (2020) Laser-induced backward transfer of monolayer graphene. Applied Surface Science, 533, [147488]. (doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.147488).

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Abstract

Laser-induced backward transfer (LIBT) has been demonstrated as a viable technique for precise, localised deposition of microscale regions of graphene. Single femtosecond laser pulses, shaped spatially using a digital micromirror device (DMD), were incident on a pre-prepared sample of graphene-coated nickel (the donor substrate) through a transparent glass receiver substrate. Under optimal laser exposure conditions, and in a low-pressure gas environment, circular regions of graphene with approximately 30 µm diameter were successfully transferred from the donor to the receiver substrate as confirmed by optical and electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The hypothesis that rapid thermal expansion of the nickel could drive the transfer process is explored and is shown to be plausible through some simple calculations. This LIBT technique for transfer of this archetypal 2D material has many potential applications in photonic and MEMS device fabrication.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 August 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 10 August 2020
Published date: 15 December 2020
Keywords: 2D Materials, DMD, Femtosecond, Graphene, Laser, Transfer

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Local EPrints ID: 443387
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443387
ISSN: 0169-4332
PURE UUID: 5f69411f-c9c5-4524-a1c2-0ea08164be95
ORCID for Matthew Praeger: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5814-6155
ORCID for Robert W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204
ORCID for Benjamin Mills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1784-1012

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Date deposited: 24 Aug 2020 16:31
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:12

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Author: Matthew Praeger ORCID iD
Author: Symeon Papazoglou
Author: Amaia Pesquera
Author: Amaia Zurutuza
Author: Adi Levi
Author: Doron Naveh
Author: Ioanna Zergioti
Author: Robert W. Eason ORCID iD
Author: Benjamin Mills ORCID iD

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