Bulk properties of solution-synthesized chevron-like graphene nanoribbons

Timothy H. Vo, Mikhail Shekhirev, Alexey Lipatov, Rafal A. Korlacki, Alexander Sinitskii

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Abstract

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) have received a great deal of attention due to their promise for electronic and optoelectronic applications. Several recent studies have focused on the synthesis of GNRs by the bottom-up approaches that could yield very narrow GNRs with atomically precise edges. One type of GNRs that has received a considerable attention is the chevron-like GNR with a very distinct periodic structure. Surface-assisted and solution-based synthetic approaches for the chevron-like GNRs have been developed, but their electronic properties have not been reported yet. In this work, we synthesized chevron-like GNRs in bulk by a solution-based method, characterized them by a number of spectroscopic techniques and measured their bulk conductivity. We demonstrate that solution-synthesized chevron-like GNRs are electrically conductive in bulk, which makes them a potentially promising material for applications in organic electronics and photovoltaics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalFaraday Discussions
Volume173
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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Bulk properties of solution-synthesized chevron-like graphene nanoribbons. / Vo, Timothy H.; Shekhirev, Mikhail; Lipatov, Alexey; Korlacki, Rafal A.; Sinitskii, Alexander.

In: Faraday Discussions, Vol. 173, 01.12.2014, p. 105-113.

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Vo, Timothy H. ; Shekhirev, Mikhail ; Lipatov, Alexey ; Korlacki, Rafal A. ; Sinitskii, Alexander. / Bulk properties of solution-synthesized chevron-like graphene nanoribbons. In: Faraday Discussions. 2014 ; Vol. 173. pp. 105-113.
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