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Transformation of amorphous carbon to graphene on low-index Ni surfaces during rapid thermal processing: a reactive molecular dynamics study

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Abstract

The transformation of amorphous carbon to graphene on different Ni surfaces during rapid thermal processing was explored using reactive molecular dynamics simulation. Due to the difference in activation energy, Ni surfaces affected the diffusion behavior of C into Ni and thus modulated the remnant number of C atoms, dominating the formation and quality of graphene, which accorded with the developed empirical equation.

Graphical abstract: Transformation of amorphous carbon to graphene on low-index Ni surfaces during rapid thermal processing: a reactive molecular dynamics study

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2018, accepted on 06 Nov 2018 and first published on 06 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06218H
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article
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    Transformation of amorphous carbon to graphene on low-index Ni surfaces during rapid thermal processing: a reactive molecular dynamics study

    X. Li, A. Wang and K. Lee, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06218H

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