Controllable tuning of the electronic transport in pre-designed graphene nanoribbon

Hui Zeng, Jun Zhao, Jianwei Wei, Dahai Xu, J. P. Leburton

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We make use of ab initio density functional theory calculation to explore the electronic and transport properties of zigzag-edged graphene nanoribbon (ZGNR) with peculiar designed electronic transport channels by tailoring the atomic configuration of the nanostructure. Tailoring the atomic structure has significant influences on the electronic transport of the defective nanostructure, and eventually the metal-semiconducting transition are identified with the increasing number of missing atoms. Our results demonstrate that pre-designed graphene nanoribbon by selective tailoring with high precision is expected to be served as the basic component for nanoelectronic device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1611-1614
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Density functional theory
  • Electronic structure
  • Electronic transport
  • Graphene nanoribbon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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