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

Tidy package allows transfer of graphene film onto virtually any substrate.

Need graphene for photonics experiments? Here's how to get some easily
Need graphene for photonics experiments? Here's how to get some easily
Easy Transfer: monolayer graphene on polymer film. (Image: Goodfellow)


Graphene is increasingly becoming a material for photonics -- for 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 x 1 cm units or 1 x 1 inch units

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

For more info, see: www.goodfellowusa.com.

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