Graphene mobility mapping

Jonas Christian Due Buron, Filippo Pizzocchero, Peter Uhd Jepsen, Dirch Hjorth Petersen, Jose Caridad, Bjarke Sørensen Jessen, Tim Booth, Peter Bøggild

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Carrier mobility and chemical doping level are essential figures of merit for graphene, and large-scale characterization of these properties and their uniformity is a prerequisite for commercialization of graphene for electronics and electrodes. However, existing mapping techniques cannot directly assess these vital parameters in a non-destructive way. By deconvoluting carrier mobility and density from non-contact terahertz spectroscopic measurements of conductance in graphene samples with terahertz-transparent backgates, we are able to present maps of the spatial variation of both quantities over large areas. The demonstrated non-contact approach provides a drastically more efficient alternative to measurements in contacted devices, with potential for aggressive scaling towards wafers/minute. The observed linear relation between conductance and carrier density in chemical vapour deposition graphene indicates dominance by charged scatterers. Unexpectedly, significant variations in mobility rather than doping are the cause of large conductance inhomogeneities, highlighting the importance of statistical approaches when assessing large-area graphene transport properties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12305
JournalScientific Reports
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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