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Nano Research

Article Title

Sawtooth-like graphene nanoribbon

Keywords

Graphene nanoribbons, sawtooth-like GNR, straight GNR, edge effect

Abstract

Motivated by recent successful synthesize of segmented graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with junctions, we explore electronic properties of a novel form of GNR with sawtooth-like structure using the density-functional theory method. It is found that the unique edge structures of the sawtooth-like GNR induce richer band-gap features than the straight GNR counterpart with either armchair or zigzag edges. The effect of external electric fi eld on the electronic properties of the sawtooth-like GNR is also studied. The theoretical results may be useful for designing GNR-based fi eld-effect transistors.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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