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  • Research: Graphene grows better on certain copper crystals

    An illustration of rendered experimental data showing the polycrystalline copper surface and the differing graphene coverages. Graphene grows in a single layer on the (111) copper surface and in islands and multilayers elsewhere.

    An illustration of rendered experimental data showing the polycrystalline copper surface and the differing graphene coverages. Graphene grows in a single layer on the (111) copper surface and in islands and multilayers elsewhere.

    Graphic by Joshua D. Wood

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  • Editor's note: To contact Joe Lyding, call 217-333-8370; email: lyding@illinois.edu.
    To contact Eric Pop, call 217-244-2070; email: epop@illinois.edu.
     The paper, “Effects of Polycrystalline Cu Substrate on Graphene Growth by Chemical Vapor Deposition,” is available online.