We investigate the transport properties of high-quality single-layer graphene, epitaxially grown on a 6H-SiC(0001) substrate. We have measured transport properties, in particular charge-carrier density, mobility, conductivity, and magnetoconductance of large samples as well as submicrometer-sized Hall bars which are entirely lying on atomically flat substrate terraces. The results display high mobilities, independent of sample size. The temperature dependence of the conductance indicates a rather strong coupling to the SiC substrate. An analysis of the Shubnikov-de Haas effect yields the Landau-level spectrum of single-layer graphene. When gated close to the Dirac point, the mobility increases substantially and the graphenelike quantum Hall effect occurs.
Physical Review B
- Pub Date:
- May 2010
- Quantum Hall effects;
- Galvanomagnetic and other magnetotransport effects;
- Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics