Engineered substrates offer a promising avenue towards graphene devices having tunable properties. In particular, topographically patterned substrates can expose unique behavior due to their ability to induce local variations in strain and electrostatic doping. However, to explore the range of possible science and applications, it is important to create topographic substrates that both have tunable features and are suitable for transport measurements. In this letter, we describe the fabrication of tunable, topographically patterned substrates suitable for transport measurements. We report both optical and transport measurements of graphene devices fabricated on these substrates and demonstrate the characteristic strain and local doping behavior induced by the topographic features.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)