Nanoscale control of graphene electrodes†
Single layer graphene nano-gaps are fabricated by applying the method of feedback-controlled electroburning to notched ribbon devices, which are plasma etched from CVD grown graphene that is wet-transferred onto pre-patterned metal electrodes. Electrical and structural characterizations show that nanometer size gaps form at the center of the notch. We have processed a total number of 1079 devices using this method with a fabrication yield of 71%. Our results demonstrate precise control over the size and position of the nano-gaps, and open up the possibility of graphene electrodes for large-scale integrated molecular devices.