Cutting graphene using an atomic force microscope based nanorobot

@article{Zhang2010CuttingGU,
  title={Cutting graphene using an atomic force microscope based nanorobot},
  author={Yu Zhang and Lianqing Liu and Ning Xi and Yuechao Wang and Zaili Dong},
  journal={10th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology},
  year={2010},
  pages={639-644}
}
Rapid progress in graphene-based applications is calling for an inexpensive technique for creating mass graphene components with specialized shapes, sizes, and edge structures. In this paper, an Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) based mechanical cutting method is developed to approach this goal, through which we are able to structure trenches into multilayer graphene flakes with different directions, and generate different graphene shapes: graphene nanoribbons and triangles. Combining parallel… CONTINUE READING