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Direct growth of graphene on rigid and flexible substrates: progress, applications, and challenges

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Abstract

Graphene has recently been attracting considerable interest because of its exceptional conductivity, mechanical strength, thermal stability, etc. Graphene-based devices exhibit high potential for applications in electronics, optoelectronics, and energy harvesting. In this paper, we review various growth strategies including metal-catalyzed transfer-free growth and direct-growth of graphene on flexible and rigid insulating substrates which are “major issues” for avoiding the complicated transfer processes that cause graphene defects, residues, tears and performance degradation in graphene-based functional devices. Recent advances in practical applications based on “direct-grown graphene” are discussed. Finally, several important directions, challenges and perspectives in the commercialization of ‘direct growth of graphene’ are also discussed and addressed.

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2017 and first published on 31 Aug 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00224F
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, Advance Article
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    Direct growth of graphene on rigid and flexible substrates: progress, applications, and challenges

    V. P. Pham, H. Jang, D. Whang and J. Choi, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00224F

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