Wagner, P., Ewels, C. P., Ivanovskaya, V. V., Briddon, P. R., Pateau, A. & Humbert, B. (2011) Ripple edge engineering of graphene nanoribbons. Phys. Rev. B, 84 134110.
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Numéro d'identification (ISBN etc.): 1098-0121
Clé BibTeX: Wagner2011
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Mots-clés: carbon nanotubes, electronic-structure, fabrication, lithography, Stability
Créateurs: Briddon, Ewels, Humbert, Ivanovskaya, Pateau, Wagner
Collection: Phys. Rev. B
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It is now possible to produce graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with atomically defined widths. GNRs offer many opportunities for electronic devices and composites, if it is possible to establish the link between edge structure and functionalization, and resultant GNR properties. Switching hydrogen edge termination to larger more complex functional groups such as hydroxyls or thiols induces strain at the ribbon edge. However, we show that this strain is then relieved via the formation of static out-of-plane ripples. The resultant ribbons have a significantly reduced Young's modulus, which varies as a function of ribbon width, modified band gaps as well as heterogeneous chemical reactivity along the edge. Rather than being the exception, such static edge ripples are likely on the majority of functionalized graphene ribbon edges.
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