We provide our silicon nitride membranes coated with exceptional high-quality mono-layer graphene. Chemical Vapour Deposition is used to grow a single layer of graphene on Copper foil which then is transferred onto a wide range of substrates. Silson’s expertise and capabilities allow us to transfer a high quality film following a very strict wet transfer process developed and improved over the last years.
For wide ranges of nanomaterials, analysis in the TEM requires that they are deposited on a support material which has an influence in the structural and compositional information that can be obtained. Traditionally thin amorphous carbon films have been used, but graphene offers unique advantages as a TEM support material: it is extremely strong and electrically conductive (to avoid charging under the electron beam), thermally and chemically stable, offers the lowest background contrast possible and provides an inbuilt calibration for both
imaging and diffraction.
Using graphene-based supports has enabled high resolution imaging and analysis of nanoparticles, polymeric assemblies, virus and DNA samples by cryo-EM, and even the atomic resolution observation of the rotation of a single molecule.
• Appearance (colour): Transparent
• No of graphene layers: 1 (monolayer)
• Raman D/G ratio: 0.05
• Grain size: Up to 100 μm
• Coverage in perforated membranes:
>95% for 1-1.2μm holes
>80% for 2μm holes
Substrates can be chosen between perforated or standard membranes with the option of metals coating. Other product customizations are available on request.
*Other substrates and sizes are available on request, including larger apertures.
We are excited to announce that Silson have been awarded an innovation grant through the Aerospace UP programme!
Our aim is to develop a prototype Silicon carbide (SiC) pressure sensor for harsh environments utilising our microfabrication expertise to overcome the challenges of high costs, poor scalability and difficult processing normally associated with SiC.
Follow this link to read more about this grant and about other companies who were also awarded it!