Date: December 6, 2010
Creator: Jones, Jason D.; Hoffmann, William D.; Jesseph, Aaron V.; Morris, Christopher; Verbeck, Guido F. & Pérez, José M.
Description: This article discusses the mechanism for plasma hydrogenation of graphene. Abstract: We report that hydrogenation of mono-, bi-, and trilayer graphene samples via exposure to H2 plasma occurs as a result of electron irradiation of H2O adsorbates on the samples, rather than H species in the plasma as reported by [Elias et al., Science 323, 610 (2009)]. We propose that the hydrogenation mechanism is electron-impact fragmentation of H2O adsorbates into H+ ions. At incident electron energies >60 eV, the authors observe hydrogenation that is significantly more stable at temperatures >200 ºC than previously reported.
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