Need graphene for photonics experiments? Here's how to get some easily

Nov. 8, 2016
Tidy package allows transfer of graphene film onto virtually any substrate.

Graphene is increasingly becoming a material for photonicsfor example, see:

Graphene converts electricity into light
Graphene becomes incandescent light source for use in integrated photonic circuits
Graphene-oxide biosensors simplify research of HIV and cancer drugs
Lightpath and Nanomaterial Innovation hope to enhance precision glass molding with graphene

However, graphene is delicate and, in many cases, defect-filled and irregular in size and shape. In response, Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA), a supplier of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials for research and industry, has announced the availability of Easy Transfer, which is monolayer graphene on polymer film.

Easy Transfer is a nicely packaged piece of high-quality graphene that can be readily transferred onto your experiment of choice. Goodfellow says that Easy Transfer allows customers to:

  • Receive high-quality graphene ready to deposit onto a substrate of choice
  • Experiment with any novel substrate, keeping the project in-house and speeding research
  • Avoid metal etching and hazardous chemical etching – bottom layer has already been removed
  • Choose from affordable 1 × 1 cm units or 1 × 1 inch units

Goodfellow also supplies other graphene products, including chemical vapor deposition (CVD) graphene, graphene ink, and graphene nanoplatelets.

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About the Author

John Wallace | Senior Technical Editor (1998-2022)

John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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