Image of the Week - March 29, 2011

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Graphene 'Flowers' On Copper Foil

Scanning electron micrograph of graphene grown on 5 mil copper foil at 1000 C with methane. The graphene flowers grow as a result of the high temperature processing and the interaction of methane with the underlying copper foil. Each different copper crystal facet plays a role in how many lobes each graphene flower has.

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Uploaded Tue Mar 29 09:56:30 2011 by Scott Jay Robinson