Water interaction with quasi-freestanding graphene deposited on Pt(111) has been investigated by using vibrational spectroscopy. Loss measurements show that water molecules dosed at room temperature can dissociate giving rise to C-H bonds. The formation of the C-H bonds strongly attenuates the optical phonons of the graphene sheet. On the other hand, at 100 K water has been found to adsorb only in molecular state. Present findings should be taken into account in engineering graphene-based devices which should work at atmospheric pressure and at room temperature.
American Institute of Physics
2 Dec 2011
Volume: 1 Issue: 4 Pages: 042130