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https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-021-3345-8

Graphene transfer methods: A review

Sami Ullah1, Xiaoqin Yang1,2, Huy Q. Ta3, Maria Hasan4,5, Alicja Bachmatiuk1,3,5, Klaudia Tokarska5, Barbara Trzebicka5, Lei Fu6, and Mark H. Rummeli1,3,5,7 (✉)

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1 College of Energy, Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials Innovations, Key Laboratory of Advanced Carbon Materials and Wearable
Energy Technologies of Jiangsu Province, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
2 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
3 Institute for Complex Materials, IFW Dresden, 20 Helmholtz Strasse, Dresden 01069, Germany
4 NUTECH, School of Applied Sciences & Humanities and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Technology, Islamabad,
42000, Pakistan
5 Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 34, Zabrze 41-819, Poland
6 College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
7 Institute of Environmental Technology, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava 708 33, Czech Republic

Keywords: high-quality transfer, application-compatible substrate, graphene technology
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Graphene is a material with unique properties that can be exploited in electronics, catalysis, energy, and bio-related fields. Although, for maximal utilization of this material, high-quality graphene is required at both the growth process and after transfer of the graphene film to the application-compatible substrate. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is an important method for growing high-quality graphene on non-technological substrates (as, metal substrates, e.g., copper foil). Thus, there are also considerable efforts toward the efficient and non-damaging transfer of quality of graphene on to technologically relevant materials and systems. In this review article, a range of graphene current transfer techniques are reviewed from the standpoint of their impact on contamination control and structural integrity preservation of the as-produced graphene. In addition, their scalability, cost- and time-effectiveness are discussed. We summarize with a perspective on the transfer challenges, alternative options and future developments toward graphene technology.
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Graphene transfer methods: A review. Nano Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-021-3345-8

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