Rapid reproduction of complex images in graphite by laser etching and exfoliation

Derek Michael Forrester, Hsuan-Hsiou Forrester
  • January 2017, American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • DOI: 10.3934/matersci.2017.2.413

What is it about?

In this work we present for the first time a method that allows complicated pattern formation in graphite using lasing, followed by exfoliation.

Why is it important?

The remarkable result is that only the topmost graphene layers need to be marked by the laser for the pattern to propagate throughout all layers. In this fashion high speed manufacturing of any pattern, and at an industrial scale, can potentially emerge. We present the method through artistic representations, including demonstration of a reproduction of van Gogh’s Starry Night picture in graphene multilayers. This work promises to be transferrable to a range of two-dimensional layered materials

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