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Atomic-layer 2D crystals have unique properties that can be significantly modified through interaction with an underlying support. For epitaxial graphene on SiC(0001), the interface strongly influences the electronic properties of the overlaying graphene. We demonstrate a novel combination of x-ray scattering and spectroscopy for studying the complexities(More)
With its exceptional charge mobility, graphene holds great promise for applications in next-generation electronics. In an effort to tailor its properties and interfacial characteristics, the chemical functionalization of graphene is being actively pursued. The oxidation of graphene via the Hummers method is most widely used in current studies, although the(More)
The superlative electronic properties of graphene suggest its use as the foundation of next generation integrated circuits. However, this application requires precise control of the interface between graphene and other materials, especially the metal oxides that are commonly used as gate dielectrics. Towards that end, organic seeding layers have been(More)
Ambient and solution-processable, low-leakage, high capacitance gate dielectrics are of great interest for advances in low-cost, flexible, thin-film transistor circuitry. Here we report a new hafnium oxide-organic self-assembled nanodielectric (Hf-SAND) material consisting of regular, alternating π-electron layers of(More)
The full potential of graphene in integrated circuits can only be realized with a reliable ultrathin high-κ top-gate dielectric. Here, we report the first statistical analysis of the breakdown characteristics of dielectrics on graphene, which allows the simultaneous optimization of gate capacitance and the key parameters that describe large-area uniformity(More)
The solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) plays a critical role in the performance and safety of Li-ion batteries, but the crystal structure of the materials formed have not been previously studied. We employ the model system of epitaxial graphene on SiC to provide a well-defined graphitic surface to study the crystallinity and texture formation in the SEI. We(More)
Scanning tunnelling microscopy and X-ray reflectivity are used to characterize adlayers of perylenetetracarboxylic diimide (PTCDI) deposited on epitaxial graphene (EG) on SiC(0001). PTCDI adopts a herringbone structural phase on EG/SiC that can accommodate sub-5 nm voids with molecularly defined boundaries and isolated molecular vacancies at room(More)
The development of graphene functionalization strategies that simultaneously achieve two-dimensional (2D) spatial periodicity and substrate registry is of critical importance for graphene-based nanoelectronics and related technologies. Here, we demonstrate the generation of a hydrogen-bonded molecularly thin organic heteromolecular nanoporous network on(More)