Thursday, August 19, 2010

US Patent 7776445 - Graphene-diamond hybrid material

This patent is from Korea Institute of Science and Technology and teaches a way to synthesize single layer graphene on a nanocrystalline diamond layer deposited by CVD. Claim 1 reads:

1. An AA graphene-diamond hybrid material, comprising:

a diamond matrix having edges of disconnected {111} lattice planes on the surface thereof; and

AA graphene layers epitaxially grown on the edges of the {111} lattice planes.