Nitrogen-Doped Graphene: Efficient Growth, Structure, and Electronic Properties
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Nano Letters
Förlag: Amer Chemical Soc
A novel strategy for efficient growth of nitrogen-doped graphene (N-graphene) on a large scale from s-triazine molecules is presented. The growth process has been unveiled in situ using time-dependent photoemission. It has been established that a postannealing of N-graphene after gold intercalation causes a conversion of the N environment from pyridinic to graphitic, allowing to obtain more than 8096 of all embedded nitrogen in graphitic form, which is essential for the electron doping in graphene. A band gap, a doping level of 300 meV, and a charge-carrier concentration of similar to 8 x 10(12) electrons per cm 2, induced by 0.4 atom % of graphitic nitrogen, have been detected by angle-resolved photoeinission spectroscopy, which offers great promise for implementation of this system in next generation electronic devices.
- Physics and Astronomy
- nitrogen doping
- electronic structure
- ISSN: 1530-6984