Header menu link for other important links
Defect Mediated Small Molecular Doping of Graphene
Published in Wiley
It is shown that the improved electrical properties of graphene on organic small-molecule-based surface doping is dominated by the doping effect of these materials at the defect sites on graphene. It is hypothesized that this may be due to the healing effect of semi-bulk substitution-like doping at the defect sites. In this study, defects are intentionally created with varying densities on graphene by exposing it to trifluoro methane (CHF3) plasma for different time periods. The films are then doped by solution spin coating of bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonamide (TFSA). The measured change in electrical conductivity is proportional to the defect density of the graphene, implying a healing effect of these organic small molecular dopants. First principles calculations are performed to capture this mechanism, and the results conform with the experimental observations. The introduction of defects leads to a modulation of the workfunction while adversely affecting the charge carrier transport properties. It is shown that subsequent TFSA doping aids in healing the defective sites thereby improving conduction while maintaining the changed workfunction. The two processes act in tandem for the enhanced electrical properties of graphene. © 2021 Wiley-VCH GmbH
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetAdvanced Optical Materials
PublisherData powered by TypesetWiley
Open AccessNo