Graphene Electronics: Materials, Devices, and Circuits

Yanqing Wu, Damon B. Farmer, Fengnian Xia, Phaedon Avouris
2013 Proceedings of the IEEE  
| Graphene is a 2-D atomic layer of carbon atoms with unique electronic transport properties such as a high Fermi velocity, an outstanding carrier mobility, and a high carrier saturation velocity, which make graphene an excellent candidate for advanced applications in future electronics. In particular, the potential of graphene in high-speed analog electronics is currently being extensively explored. In this paper, we discuss briefly the basic electronic structure and transport properties of
more » ... phene, its large scale synthesis, the role of metal-graphene contact, field-effect transistor (FET) device fabrication (including the issues of gate insulators), and then focus on the electrical characteristics and promise of highfrequency graphene transistors with record-high cutoff frequencies, maximum oscillation frequencies, and voltage gain. Finally, we briefly discuss the first graphene integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of mixers and voltage amplifiers.
doi:10.1109/jproc.2013.2260311 fatcat:ev3ze2ijprezddldug5pbb2pna