Exceptional ballistic transport in epitaxial graphene nanoribbons

  title={Exceptional ballistic transport in epitaxial graphene nanoribbons},
  author={Jens Baringhaus and Ming Ruan and Frederik Edler and Antonio Tejeda and Muriel Sicot and Amina Taleb-Ibrahimi and An-Ping Li and Zhigang Jiang and Edward H. Conrad and Claire Berger and Christoph Tegenkamp and Walt A. de Heer},
Graphene nanoribbons will be essential components in future graphene nanoelectronics. However, in typical nanoribbons produced from lithographically patterned exfoliated graphene, the charge carriers travel only about ten nanometres between scattering events, resulting in minimum sheet resistances of about one kilohm per square. Here we show that 40-nanometre-wide graphene nanoribbons epitaxially grown on silicon carbide are single-channel room-temperature ballistic conductors on a length scale… Expand
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