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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Abstract-Terahertz wafer-scale mobility mapping of graphene on insulating substrates without a gate
We demonstrate wafer-scale, non-contact mapping of essential carrier transport parameters, carrier mobility (µdrift), carrier density (Ns), DC sheet conductance (σdc), and carrier scattering time (τsc) in CVD graphene, using spatially resolved terahertz time-domain conductance spectroscopy. σdc and τsc are directly extracted from Drude model fits to terahertz conductance spectra obtained in each pixel of 10 × 10 cm2 maps with a 400 µm step size. σdc- and τsc-maps are translated into µdrift and Ns maps through Boltzmann transport theory for graphene charge carriers and these parameters are directly compared to van der Pauw device measurements on the same wafer. The technique is compatible with all substrate materials that exhibit a reasonably low absorption coefficient for terahertz radiation. This includes many materials used for transferring CVD graphene in production facilities as well as in envisioned products, such as polymer films, glass substrates, cloth, or paper substrates.