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Toward tunable doping in graphene FETs by molecular self-assembled monolayers

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In this paper, we report the formation of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of oleylamine (OA) on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) and graphene surfaces and demonstrate the potential of using such organic SAMs to tailor the electronic properties of graphene. Molecular resolution Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) images reveal the detailed molecular ordering. The electrical measurements show that OA strongly interacts with graphene leading to n-doping effects in graphene devices. The doping levels are tunable by varying the OA deposition conditions. Importantly, neither hole nor electron mobilities are decreased by the OA modification. As a benefit from this noncovalent modification strategy, the pristine characteristics of the device are recoverable upon OA removal. From this study, one can envision the possibility to correlate the graphene-based device performance with the molecular structure and supramolecular ordering of the organic dopant.

Graphical abstract: Toward tunable doping in graphene FETs by molecular self-assembled monolayers

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2013, accepted on 29 May 2013 and first published on 04 Jul 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01255G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2013,5, 9640-9644
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    Toward tunable doping in graphene FETs by molecular self-assembled monolayers

    B. Li, A. V. Klekachev, M. Cantoro, C. Huyghebaert, A. Stesmans, I. Asselberghs, S. De Gendt and S. De Feyter, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 9640
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR01255G

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