Carbon-13 Single Layer CVD Graphene on Cu Foil

Carbon-13 Single Layer CVD Graphene on Cu Foil

Carbon-13 Single Layer CVD Graphene on Cu Foil

Isotopic 13C Graphene on Cu Foil: 2 cm x 2 cm

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Pure carbon will greatly improve the thermal properties of graphene. Graphene is grown from a mixture of Carbon-12 (12C)and Carbon-13 (13C). The combination of these two isotopes will affect the properties of CVD grown graphene. The properties of graphene will improve when the nuclei is identical. With a nuclide data showing a natural abundance of 1.109%, our Isotopic 13C single-layer CVD graphene on copper foil product is made solely from Carbon-13 (13C).

Research indicates that pure 13C graphene exhibits better thermal conductivity than CVD grown graphene with a mixture of naturally occurring isotopes. The thermal conductivity of CVD graphene, grown using carbon-13 feedstock is as high as 2816 W/mK at 300K. It is used for studying the isotope effect on the thermal conductivity of graphene..

Carbon-13 (13C ) has a non-zero spin quantum number of ½ which can then make the structure of carbon-containing substances visible when using nuclear magnetic resonance. In contrast to Carbon-12 (12C ) which cannot be detected by NMR since it has zero net spin. It opens up a possibility to use NMR to study various phenomena such as structural defects as well as the effect of graphene functionalization. Isotopic 13C single-layer CVD graphene is produced from a purified isotope which makes this product desirable in research fields such as medical research where NMR is utilized.


  • Size: 2cm x 2cm
  • Cu Foil Thickness: 20 microns
  • Cu Foil Coverage: >97%
  • Grain Size: >10 microns

Graphene HRTEM

High-Res TEM image showing the atomic structure of the 13C graphene

Graphene Raman

Raman spectrum of 13C graphene compared to pure isotopic graphene (12C graphene)


  • Bio Medical Research
  • Thermoelectric devices
  • Isotope Research
  • Intrinsic Thermal Conductivity Research
  • Multifunctional Materials Based on Graphene
  • Further Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies

Just like our other standard CVD grown graphene products, the Isotopic 13C Graphene can be transferred onto various substrates such as glass, quartz, PET, etc. See our Graphene Transfer Guide for more details.

Academic References:

Shanshan Chen, Qingzhi Wu, Columbia Mishra, Junyong Kang, Hengji Zhang, Kyeongjae Cho, Weiwei Cai1, Alexander A. Balandin and Rodney S. Ruoff, Thermal Properties of Isotopically Engineered Graphene, Nature Materials 2012, Vol. 11, 203- 207

J. F. Rodriguez-Nieva, R. Saito, S. D. Costa, and M. S. Dresselhaus, Effect of 13C isotope doping on the optical phonon modes in graphene: Localization and Raman spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. B 5 June 2012: Vol. 85, iss. 24, 245406

SKU 13C-Graphene
Weight 0.10 lbs

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