Publication
Title
Tuning the Fermi level of -supported single-layer graphene by thermal annealing
Author
Abstract
The effects of thermal annealing in inert Ar gas atmosphere of SiO2-supported, exfoliated single-layer graphene are investigated in this work. A systematic, reproducible change in the electronic properties of graphene is observed after annealing. The most prominent Raman features in graphene, the G and 2D peaks, change in accord to what is expected in the case of hole doping. The results of electrical characterization performed on annealed, back-gated field-effect graphene devices show that the neutrality point voltage VNP increases monotonically with the annealing temperature, confirming the occurrence of excess hole accumulation. No degradation of the structural properties of graphene is observed after annealing at temperatures as high as 400 °C. Thermal annealing of single-layer graphene in controlled Ar atmosphere can therefore be considered a technique to reproducibly modify the electronic structure of graphene by tuning its Fermi level.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of physical chemistry : C : nanomaterials and interfaces. - Washington, D.C., 2007, currens
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2010
ISSN
1932-7447 [print]
1932-7455 [online]
Volume/pages
114:5(2010), p. 6894-6900
ISI
000276562500002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 10.06.2011
Last edited 18.09.2017