We combined single crystal SiC wafer and graphene with a floating method in order to use graphene as a bridge to connect the SiC bonding that is broken due to defects such as micropipes and micropores in single crystal SiC wafer. In this process, we characterized the layers of graphene needed, ranging from monolayer to multilayer, to cover micropipes and micropores of various sizes. As a result of measuring the thermoelectrical conductivity of single crystal SiC wafer combined with monolayer graphene up to temperatures of 400 °C, we observed electrical conductivity that was two or three orders higher than that of the SiC wafer alone. In addition, the connection between the SiC and the graphene was stable.
• We covered defects in single crystal SiC with graphene using a floating method.
• Multi-μm sized defects in single crystal SiC were covered with monolayer graphene.
• We varied the number of graphene layers according to the sizes of the micropipes.
• The electrical conductivity of single crystal SiC wafer combined with graphene was improved.
• Graphene maintained its stable combination with single crystal SiC wafer at 400 °C.
Source:Diamond and Related Materials