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Front. Chem. | doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00572

Review of Graphene Growth from a Solid Carbon Source by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD)

  • 1UMR5516 Laboratoire Hubert Curien, France

Graphene is a remarkable two-dimensional (2D) material that is of great interest to both academia and industry. It has outstanding electrical and thermal conductivity and good mechanical behavior with promising applications in electronic devices, supercapacitors, batteries, composite materials, flexible transparent displays, solar cells, and sensors. Several methods have been used to produce either pristine graphene or doped graphene. These include chemical vapor deposition (CVD), mechanical exfoliation, decomposition of SiC, liquid-phase exfoliation, pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Among these methods, PLD, which is routinely used for growing complex oxide thin films has proved to be an alternative to the more widely reported CVD method for producing graphene thin films, because of its advantages. Here we review the synthesis of graphene using PLD. We describe recent progress in preparing pristine graphene and doped graphene by PLD, including deposition processes and characterization. The goal of this complete survey is to describe the advantages of using the technique for graphene growth. The review will also help researchers to better understand graphene synthesis using the PLD technique.

Keywords: Graphene, 2D materials, Doped graphene, Pulse laser ablation deposition, Sensors

Received: 27 Aug 2018; Accepted: 05 Nov 2018.

Edited by:

Tianyou Zhai, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Reviewed by:

Arshad S. Bhatti, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Yufeng Hao, Nanjing University, China  

Copyright: © 2018 DONNET, BLEU, BOURQUARD, TITE, LOIR, MADDI and GARRELIE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Christophe DONNET, UMR5516 Laboratoire Hubert Curien, Saint-Etienne, 42000, Rhône-Alpes, France, Christophe.Donnet@univ-st-etienne.fr