Tuning the Dirac point in CVD-grown graphene through solution processed n-type doping with 2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzoimidazole.

Abstract

Controlling the Dirac point of graphene is essential for complementary circuits. Here, we describe the use of 2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzoimidazole (o-MeO-DMBI) as a strong n-type dopant for chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD) grown graphene. The Dirac point of graphene can be tuned significantly by spin-coating o-MeO-DMBI solutions on the graphene sheets at different concentrations. The transport of graphene can be changed from p-type to ambipolar and finally n-type. The electron transfer between o-MeO-DMBI and graphene was additionally confirmed by Raman imaging and photoemission spectroscopy (PES) measurements. Finally, we fabricated a complementary inverter via inkjet printing patterning of o-MeO-DMBI solutions on graphene to demonstrate the potential of o-MeO-DMBI n-type doping on graphene for future applications in electrical devices.

DOI: 10.1021/nl303410g

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@article{Wei2013TuningTD, title={Tuning the Dirac point in CVD-grown graphene through solution processed n-type doping with 2-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzoimidazole.}, author={Peng Wei and Nan Liu and Hye Ryoung Lee and Eric Adijanto and Lijie Ci and Benjamin D Naab and Jian Qiang Zhong and Jinseong Park and Wei Chen and Yi Cui and Zhenan Bao}, journal={Nano letters}, year={2013}, volume={13 5}, pages={1890-7} }