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Improving Graphene-metal Contacts: Thermal Induced Polishing

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Autor(es):
Oliveira, Eliezer Fernando [1, 2] ; Barbosa dos Santos, Ricardo Paupitz [3] ; da Silva Antreto, Pedro Alves [1, 4] ; Moshkalev, Stanislav [5] ; Galvao, Douglas Soares [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Gleb Wataghin Inst Phys, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, CCES, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Geosci & Exact Sci, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ ABC, Ctr Nat Human Sci, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[5] State Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Ctr Semicond Components, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: MRS ADVANCES; v. 3, n. 1-2, p. 73-78, 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
Resumo

Graphene is a very promising material for nanoelectronics applications due to its unique and remarkable electronic and thermal properties. However, when deposited on metallic electrodes the overall thermal conductivity is significantly decreased. This phenomenon has been attributed to the mismatch between the interfaces and contact thermal resistance. Experimentally, one way to improve the graphene/metal contact is thorough high-temperature annealing, but the detailed mechanisms behind these processes remain unclear. In order to address these questions, we carried out fully atomistic reactive molecular dynamics simulations using the ReaxFF force field to investigate the interactions between multi-layer graphene and metallic electrodes (nickel) under (thermal) annealing. Our results show that the annealing induces an upward-downward movement of the graphene layers, causing a pile-driver-like effect over the metallic surface. This graphene induced movements cause a planarization (thermal polishing-like effect) of the metallic surface, which results in the increase of the effective graphene/metal contact area. This can also explain the experimentally observed improvements of the thermal and electric conductivities. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/08293-7 - CECC - Centro de Engenharia e Ciências Computacionais
Beneficiário:Munir Salomao Skaf
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs
Processo FAPESP: 16/18499-0 - Investigação de propriedades estruturais, mecânicas e funcionais de nanoestruturas de carbono
Beneficiário:Eliezer Fernando de Oliveira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado