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Graphenenanoribbon electrical decoupling from metallic substrates

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We address the structural and electronic properties of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) covalently immobilized on a metallic substrate by means of an organic layer. The GNR–organic layer and organic layer–metal interfaces can be thought of as constituents of a nanodevice and have been accurately studied using large-scale density functional theory calculations. Our results demonstrate the possibility of combining nanopatterned metal–organic layer substrates with selected GNRs to obtain well ordered and stable structures while preserving the GNR energy band gap, an essential requirement for any switching nanodevice.

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19 Jul 2012
25 Sep 2012
First published
02 Oct 2012

Nanoscale, 2013,5, 291-298
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Graphene nanoribbon electrical decoupling from metallic substrates

I. Borriello, G. Cantele and D. Ninno, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 291
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31937C

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