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Graphene field-effect transistor array with integrated electrolytic gates scaled to 200 mm

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Vieira, N. C. S. [1, 2] ; Borme, J. [1] ; Machado, Jr., G. [1] ; Cerqueira, F. [3] ; Freitas, P. P. [1] ; Zucolotto, V. [2] ; Peres, N. M. R. [3] ; Alpuim, P. [3, 1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] INL Int Iberian Nanotechnol Lab, P-4715330 Braga - Portugal
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, IFSC Sao Carlos Inst Phys, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Minho, CFUM Ctr Phys, P-4710057 Braga - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 12

Ten years have passed since the beginning of graphene research. In this period we have witnessed breakthroughs both in fundamental and applied research. However, the development of graphene devices for mass production has not yet reached the same level of progress. The architecture of graphene field-effect transistors (FET) has not significantly changed, and the integration of devices at the wafer scale has generally not been sought. Currently, whenever an electrolyte-gated FET (EGFET) is used, an external, cumbersome, out-of-plane gate electrode is required. Here, an alternative architecture for graphene EGFET is presented. In this architecture, source, drain, and gate are in the same plane, eliminating the need for an external gate electrode and the use of an additional reservoir to confine the electrolyte inside the transistor active zone. This planar structure with an integrated gate allows for wafer-scale fabrication of high-performance graphene EGFETs, with carrier mobility up to 1800 cm(2) V-1 s(-1). As a proof-of principle, a chemical sensor was achieved. It is shown that the sensor can discriminate between saline solutions of different concentrations. The proposed architecture will facilitate the mass production of graphene sensors, materializing the potential of previous achievements in fundamental and applied graphene research. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/01663-6 - Development of field effect nanobiosensors based on graphene for detection of biomarkers
Grantee:Nirton Cristi Silva Vieira
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor