September 10, 2014

Molecular Self-Assembly Controls Graphene-Edge Configuration

Precise graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with periodic regions of zigzag-edge were produced using a novel bottom-up fabrication method by Prof. Patrick Han and Prof. Taro Hitosugi, in collaboration with Prof. Naoki Asao, Prof. Kazuto Akagi, and Prof. Paul S. Weiss at the Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University. This fabrication method, which also controls GNR growth direction and length distribution, maybe a stepping stone towards future graphene-device fabrication by self-assembly.