Graphene has emerged as a promising nanoelectronic material in electronic devices applications and studying two-dimensional electron gases with relativistic dispersion near Dirac point. Nonetheless, the control of the preparation conditions for homogeneous large-area graphene layers is difficult. Here, we illustrate evidence for high structural and electronic quality epitaxial graphene on 3C–SiC(111). Morphology and electronic structure of the graphene layers have been analyzed with low energy electron microscopy and angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Using scanning tunneling microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy, we show that graphene exhibits remarkably continuity of step edges suggesting the possibility of growing large scale graphene layer.
Structural coherency of epitaxial graphene on 3C–SiC(111) epilayers on Si(111)
A. Ouerghi, R. Belkhou, M. Marangolo, M. G. Silly, S. El Moussaoui, M. Eddrief, L. Largeau, M. Portail, F. Sirotti; Structural coherency of epitaxial graphene on 3C–SiC(111) epilayers on Si(111). Appl. Phys. Lett. 18 October 2010; 97 (16): 161905. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3497287
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