Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 6-4: Graphene - Surface conductance measurement using resonant cavity

Standard Number IEC TS 62607-6-4:2016
Organization International Electrotechnical Commission World
Level International
Category Specification
Status
  • SEP 2016 Published
ABSTRACT
IEC TS 62607-6-4:2016(E) establishes a method for determining the surface conductance of two-dimensional (2D) single-layer or multi-layer atomically thin nano-carbon graphene structures. These are synthesized by chemical vapour deposition (CVD), epitaxial growth on silicon carbide (SiC), obtained from reduced graphene oxide (rGO) or mechanically exfoliated from graphite. The measurements are made in an air filled standard R100 rectangular waveguide configuration, at one of the resonant frequency modes, typically at 7 GHz. Surface conductance measurement by resonant cavity involves monitoring the resonant frequency shift and change in the quality factor before and after insertion of the specimen into the cavity in a quantitative correlation with the specimen surface area. This measurement does not explicitly depend on the thickness of the nano-carbon layer. The thickness of the specimen does not need to be known, but it is assumed that the lateral dimension is uniform over the specimen area.