The effect of cesium dopant on APCVD graphene coating on copper Articles uri icon

authors

  • NAGHDI, SAMIRA
  • NESOVIC, KATARINA
  • SANCHEZ ARRIAGA, GONZALO
  • SONG, HYUN YONG
  • KIM, SUNG WNG
  • Rhee, Kyong Yop
  • MISKOVIC-STANKOVIC, VESNA

publication date

  • September 2020

start page

  • 9798

end page

  • 9812

issue

  • 5

volume

  • 9

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2238-7854

abstract

  • This study reports in-situ cesium-doped graphene (G/Cs) coating obtained by introducingCs2CO3into the atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) furnace dur-ing graphene deposition on copper. The successful Cs-doping of the graphene coating wasconfirmed via X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). As compared to the spectra of puregraphene coating, the XPS spectra of the G/Cs coating revealed a shift of the C1s and Cs3d5/2peaks to higher and lower binding energies, respectively; thus, implying the n-type charac-ter of the doping and indicating a charge transfer between Cs and graphene. Raman resultsshow that a pure graphene coating is composed of fewer layers, fewer defects, and largerdomain size than the G/Cs coating. Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy was utilized tostudy the work function of graphene and the G/Cs and revealed that doping graphene withCs dopants reduced the work function of graphene by 1.2 eV. Electrochemical testing during15-day immersion in 0.1 M NaCl indicated the destructive effect of the G/Cs coating on theCu substrate. The results showed that the G/Cs coating exhibits a higher corrosion rate andlower corrosion resistance than even the bare metal itself.

keywords

  • graphene; doping; xps; raman spectroscopy; eis; polarization