Current annealing and electrical breakdown of epitaxial graphene

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Hertel S, Kißlinger F, Jobst J, Waldmann D, Krieger M, Weber HB
Journal: Applied Physics Letters
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 98
Pages range: 212109
ISSN: 0003-6951


We report on epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide at high current densities. We observe two distinguished regimes, and a final breakdown. First for low current densities the conductance is enhanced due to desorption of adsorbates. Second with increasing bias the sample locally starts to glow and is strongly heated. The silicon carbide material decomposes, graphitic material is formed and thus additional current paths are created. The graphene layer breaks down, which is, however, not visible in high bias data. The final breakdown is a self-amplifying process resulting in a locally destroyed sample but surprisingly with better conductance than the original sample. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hertel, Stefan
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik
Jobst, Johannes
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik
Kißlinger, Ferdinand
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik
Krieger, Michael Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik
Waldmann, Daniel
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik
Weber, Heiko B. Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik

How to cite

Hertel, S., Kißlinger, F., Jobst, J., Waldmann, D., Krieger, M., & Weber, H.B. (2011). Current annealing and electrical breakdown of epitaxial graphene. Applied Physics Letters, 98, 212109.

Hertel, Stefan, et al. "Current annealing and electrical breakdown of epitaxial graphene." Applied Physics Letters 98 (2011): 212109.


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