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Article Title

6-inch uniform vertically-oriented graphene on soda-lime glass for photothermal applications

Authors

Haina Ci, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Huaying Ren, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Yue Qi, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Xudong Chen, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Zhaolong Chen, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Jincan Zhang, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Yanfeng Zhang, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Zhongfan Liu, Center for Nanochemistry (CNC), Beijing Science and Engineering Center for Nanocarbons, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Keywords

vertically oriented graphene (VG), soda-lime glass, photothermal application, antireflective material

Abstract

ABSTRACT Vertically-oriented graphene (VG) has many advantages over flat lying graphene, including a large surface area, exposed sharp edges, and non-stacking three-dimensional geometry. Recently, VG nanosheets assembled on specific substrates have been used for applications in supersensitive gas sensors and high-performance energy storage devices. However, to realize these intriguing applications, the direct growth of high-quality VG on a functional substrate is highly desired. Herein, we report the direct synthesis of VG nanosheets on traditional soda-lime glass due to its low-cost, good transparency, and compatibility with many applications encountered in daily life. This synthesis was achieved by a direct-current plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (dc-PECVD) route at 580 °C, which is right below the softening point of the glass, and featured a scale-up size ~6 inches. Particularly, the fabricated VG nanosheets/glass hybrid materials at a transmittance range of 97%–34% exhibited excellent solarthermal performances, reflected by a 70%–130% increase in the surface temperature under simulated sunlight irradiation. We believe that this graphene glass hybrid material has great potential for use in future transparent “green-warmth” construction materials.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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