In the last decade, catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CVD) has been intensively explored for the growth of single-layer graphene (SLG). Despite the scattering of guidelines and procedures, variables such as the surface texture/chemistry of catalyst metal foils, carbon feedstock, and growth process parameters have been well-scrutinized. Still, questions remain on how best to standardize the growth procedure. The possible correlation of recipes between different CVD setups is an example. Here, two thermal CVD reactors were explored to grow graphene on Cu foil. The design of these setups was entirely distinct, one being a "showerhead" cold-wall type, whereas the other represented the popular "tubular" hot-wall type. Upon standardizing the Cu foil surface, it was possible to develop a recipe for cm 2 -scale SLG growth that differed only on the carrier gas flow rate used in the two reactors.
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