Do-It-Yourself Transfer of Large-Area Graphene Using an Office Laminator and Water

Abhay Shivayogimath, Patrick Rebsdorf Whelan, David M.A. MacKenzie, Birong Luo, Deping Huang, Da Luo, Meihui Wang, Lene Gammelgaard, Haofei Shi, Rodney S. Ruoff, Peter Bøggild, Timothy J. Booth*

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We demonstrate a simple method for transferring large areas (up to A4-size sheets) of CVD graphene from copper foils onto a target substrate using a commercially available polyvinyl alcohol polymer foil as a carrier substrate and commercial hot-roll office laminator. Through the use of terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, large-area quantitative optical contrast mapping, and the fabrication and electrical characterization of ∼50 individual centimeter-scale van der Pauw field effect devices, we show a nondestructive technique to transfer large-area graphene with low residual doping that is scalable, economical, reproducible, and easy to use and that results in less doping and transfer-induced damage than etching or electrochemical delamination transfers. We show that the copper substrate can be used multiple times with minimal loss of material and no observable reduction in graphene quality. We have additionally demonstrated the transfer of multilayer hexagonal boron nitride from copper and iron foils. Finally, we note that this approach allows graphene to be supplied on stand-alone polymer supports by CVD graphene manufacturers to end users, with the only equipment and consumables required to transfer graphene onto target substrates being a commercial office laminator and water.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume31
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)2328-2336
Number of pages9
ISSN0897-4756
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Shivayogimath, Abhay ; Whelan, Patrick Rebsdorf ; MacKenzie, David M.A. ; Luo, Birong ; Huang, Deping ; Luo, Da ; Wang, Meihui ; Gammelgaard, Lene ; Shi, Haofei ; Ruoff, Rodney S. ; Bøggild, Peter ; Booth, Timothy J. / Do-It-Yourself Transfer of Large-Area Graphene Using an Office Laminator and Water. In: Chemistry of Materials. 2019 ; Vol. 31, No. 7. pp. 2328-2336.
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Do-It-Yourself Transfer of Large-Area Graphene Using an Office Laminator and Water. / Shivayogimath, Abhay; Whelan, Patrick Rebsdorf; MacKenzie, David M.A.; Luo, Birong; Huang, Deping; Luo, Da; Wang, Meihui; Gammelgaard, Lene; Shi, Haofei; Ruoff, Rodney S.; Bøggild, Peter; Booth, Timothy J.

In: Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 31, No. 7, 2019, p. 2328-2336.

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