Coulomb blockade oscillations in narrow corrugated graphite ribbons

Hisao Miyazaki, Shunsuke Odaka, Takashi Sato, Sho Tanaka, Hidenori Goto, Akinobu Kanda, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Youiti Ootuka, Yoshinobu Aoyagi

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We report Coulomb blockade oscillations in an atomically thin graphite ribbon fabricated by the micromechanical cleavage technique. Aperiodic current oscillations as a function of the gate voltage indicate the formation of multiple Coulomb islands inside the thin graphite ribbon. We conclude that the Coulomb islands originate from puddles of electrons and holes caused by the inhomogeneous interface between the ribbon and the substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024001
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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