Few-layered graphene synthesis by arc-discharge method

A. Kane, A.H. Barry, S.M. Chérif, S. Farhat


Few layered graphene sheets were synthesized by the electric arc method by sublimation of graphite in helium used as a buffer gas. The arc was created between two graphite electrodes subjected to a continuous electric current. Experiments were designed and conducted by careful control of the turbulent flow leaving radially from a very small inter-electrode space. The graphene obtained was characterized by Raman spectroscopy and by X-ray diffraction.

graphene, arc discharge, synthesis, plasma, nanomaterials

Pages: 30-36