Producing graphene in bulk is critical when it comes to the industrial exploitation of this exceptional two-dimensional material. To that end, Graphene Flagship researchers have developed a novel variant on the chemical vapour deposition process which yields high quality material in a scalable manner. This advance should significantly narrow the performance gap between synthetic and natural graphene. Flagship-affiliated physicists from RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich have together with colleagues in Japan devised a method for peeling graphene flakes from a CVD substrate with the help of intermolecular forces.

Read full article - 7  August 2015 – written by Francis Sedgemore, science writer Graphene Flagships

Details of the process can be found in a paper published recently in the open-access journal Science Advances, the first author of which is research student Luca Banszerus. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1500222.