Single-crystalline monolayer and multilayer graphene nano switches

Peng Li, Gaoshan Jing, Bo Zhang, Shota Sando, Tianhong Cui

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Growth of monolayer, bi-layer, and tri-layer single-crystalline graphene (SCG) using chemical vapor deposition method is reported. SCG's mechanical properties and single-crystalline nature were characterized and verified by atomic force microscope and Raman spectroscopy. Electro-mechanical switches based on mono- and bi-layer SCG were fabricated, and the superb properties of SCG enable the switches to operate at pull-in voltage as low as 1 V, and high switching speed about 100 ns. These devices exhibit lifetime without a breakdown of over 5000 cycles, far more durable than any other graphene nanoelectromechanical system switches reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113110
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 17 2014


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