Imperial College London

ProfessorNeilAlford

Central FacultyOffice of the Provost

Associate Provost (Academic Planning)
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6724n.alford

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Catherine Graham +44 (0)20 7594 3330

 
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Location

 

2..05 (in RSM) or 3.09 (in the Faculty Building)Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Petrov:2016:10.1038/srep31511,
author = {Petrov, PK and Zou, B and Walker, C and Wang, K and Tileli, V and Shaforost, O and Harrison, N and Klein, N and Alford, N},
doi = {10.1038/srep31511},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
title = {Growth of Epitaxial Oxide Thin Films on Graphene},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep31511},
volume = {6},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The transfer process of graphene onto the surface of oxide substrates is well known.However, for many devices, we require high quality oxide thin films on the surface ofgraphene. This step is not understood. It is not clear why the oxide should adopt theepitaxy of the underlying oxide layer when it is deposited on graphene where there isno lattice match. To date there has been no explanation or suggestion of mechanismswhich clarify this step. Here we show a mechanism, supported by first principlessimulation and structural characterisation results, for the growth of oxide thin films ongraphene. We describe the growth of epitaxial SrTiO3 (STO) thin films on a grapheneand show that local defects in the graphene layer (e.g. grain boundaries) act as bridgepillarspots that enable the epitaxial growth of STO thin films on the surface of thegraphene layer. This study, and in particular the suggestion of a mechanism forepitaxial growth of oxides on graphene, offers new directions to exploit thedevelopment of oxide/graphene multilayer structures and devices.
AU - Petrov,PK
AU - Zou,B
AU - Walker,C
AU - Wang,K
AU - Tileli,V
AU - Shaforost,O
AU - Harrison,N
AU - Klein,N
AU - Alford,N
DO - 10.1038/srep31511
PY - 2016///
SN - 2045-2322
TI - Growth of Epitaxial Oxide Thin Films on Graphene
T2 - Scientific Reports
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep31511
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/38429
VL - 6
ER -