In this work, we discuss the possibility of engineering a novel type of graphene field effect transistor, based on the creation of a giant electron-hole transport asymmetry under proper conditions of doping density and system geometry. The resulting chemically modified devices can then present either hole or electron mobility gaps of the order of the eV. Massive integration and complex architectures of active and passive components could be realized by doping different localized areas of a single graphene sheet selectively, thus paving the way towards a mainstream carbon-based nanoelectronics. We also analyze the strong limitations of using ultranarrow graphene nanoribbons with a significant bandgap as an alternative route, due to the impact of edge disorder which leads to a degradation in the conductance properties. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2012|