Synthesis of graphene on ultra-smooth copper foils for large area flexible electronics
This work demonstrates the synthesis of high quality, single layer graphene on commercially available ultra-smooth copper foils. The presented method will result in improved scalability of graphene based electronic and optical devices. Our approach is compatible with roll-to-roll printing as well as transfer printing of graphene layers on to a broad range of substrates including flexible and ultra-thin polymers. We propose that using commercially available ultra-smooth coppers provides scalable approach with the reduced variation of transport properties sourced from local graphene quality.