An epitaxial graphene (EG) layer is successfully grown on a Si-terminated 6H-SiC (0001) substrate by the method of thermal annealing in an ultrahigh vacuum molecular beam epitaxy chamber. The structure and morphology of the EG sample are characterized by reflection high energy diffraction (RHEED), Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Graphene diffraction streaks can be seen in RHEED. The G and 2D peaks of graphene are clearly observed in the Raman spectrum. The AFM results show that the graphene nominal thickness is about 4−10 layers.
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