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Seed-mediated growth of patterned graphene nanoribbon arrays

United States Patent

September 12, 2017
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Graphene nanoribbon arrays, methods of growing graphene nanoribbon arrays, and electronic and photonic devices incorporating the graphene nanoribbon arrays are provided. The graphene nanoribbons in the arrays are formed using a seed-mediated, bottom-up, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique in which the (001) facet of a semiconductor substrate and the orientation of the seed particles on the substrate are used to orient the graphene nanoribbon crystals preferentially along a single [110] direction of the substrate.
Arnold; Michael Scott (Middleton, WI), Way; Austin James (Madison, WI), Jacobberger; Robert Michael (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
15/ 212,413
July 18, 2016
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under SC0006414 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.