Space charge limited conduction with exponential trap distribution in reduced graphene oxide sheets

Daeha Joung, A. Chunder, Lei Zhai, Saiful I. Khondaker

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Abstract

We elucidate on the low mobility and charge traps of the chemically reduced graphene oxide (RGO) sheets by measuring and analyzing temperature dependent current-voltage characteristics. The RGO sheets were assembled between source and drain electrodes via dielectrophoresis. At low bias voltage the conduction is Ohmic while at high bias voltage and low temperatures the conduction becomes space charge limited with an exponential distribution of traps. We estimate an average trap density of 1.75× 1016 cm-3. Quantitative information about charge traps will help develop optimization strategies of passivating defects in order to fabricate high quality solution processed graphene devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2010

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Funding Information:
This work has been partially supported by U.S. NSF under Grant No. ECCS 0748091 to S.I.K. and under Grant No. DMR 0746499 to L.Z.

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