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Facile synthesis 3D flexible core-shell graphene/glass fiber via chemical vapor deposition

Cheng Yang1*, Yuanyuan Xu1, Chao Zhang1, Zhencui Sun1, Chuansong Chen1, Xiuhua Li2, Shouzhen Jiang1 and Baoyuan Man1*

Author Affiliations

1 College of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, People’s Republic of China

2 Lishan College, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2014, 9:394  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-394

Published: 13 August 2014

Abstract

Direct deposition of graphene layers on the flexible glass fiber surface to form the three-dimensional (3D) core-shell structures is offered using a two-heating reactor chemical vapor deposition system. The two-heating reactor is utilized to offer sufficient, well-proportioned floating C atoms and provide a facile way for low-temperature deposition. Graphene layers, which are controlled by changing the growth time, can be grown on the surface of wire-type glass fiber with the diameter from 30 nm to 120 um. The core-shell graphene/glass fiber deposition mechanism is proposed, suggesting that the 3D graphene films can be deposited on any proper wire-type substrates. These results open a facile way for direct and high-efficiency deposition of the transfer-free graphene layers on the low-temperature dielectric wire-type substrates.

PACS

81.05.U-; 81.07.-b; 81.15.Gh

Keywords:
Flexible; Graphene core-shell structure; Two-heating reactor