Macroscopic single-domain graphene sheet on Ni(111)

Genki Odahara*, Shigeki Otani, Chuhei Oshima, Masahiko Suzuki, Tsuneo Yasue, Takanori Koshikawa

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We observed in situ growth of a single graphene sheet on Ni(111) by low-energy electron microscopy. The sheet was grown epitaxially beyond the steps on the substrate. The crystalline shapes of graphene islands were clearly seen; the straight edges of the island are crossed at either 60 or 120°, and the linear edges shifted perpendicular to the edge keeping the equilibrium shape. Graphene islands were united to form a single sheet without any grain boundaries and any wrinkles. The Ni substrate of several centimeters in size was covered with a single-domain graphene sheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1491-1493
Number of pages3
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec


  • graphene
  • low energy electron microscopy
  • Ni(111)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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