Scientists Use Graphene to Make Thin Diamond Films

R&D Magazine reported that a research team led by scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has discovered a potential new way make thin diamond films for use in various industrial applications.

As quoted in the market news:

The scientists added a few layers of graphene to a metal support and exposed the topmost layer to hydrogen. To their surprise, the reaction at the surface set off a domino effect that altered the structure of all the graphene layers from graphite-like to diamond-like.

‘We provide the first experimental evidence that hydrogenation can induce such a transition in graphene,’ says Sarp Kaya, researcher at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis and corresponding author of the recent study.

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