Graphene Protective Coating Capabilities Investigated by Raman Rapid Chemical Imaging
20 June 2017

Graphene has demonstrated exceptional barrier properties and is also optically transparent, giving it the potential to be used as a barrier layer in a variety of applications. This application note presents preliminary work investigating the protective capabilities of graphene employing the use of rapid Raman imaging. A Thermo Scientific™ DXR™xi Raman imaging microscope was used to investigate the protective capabilities of single layer graphene. The results obtained demonstrate that Raman imaging can be used to investigate failure points in graphene barriers, aiding the development of graphene as a protective barrier.