Chemical vapor deposition-grown nitrogen-doped graphene’s synthesis, characterization and applications

Geetanjali Deokar*, Junjie Jin, Udo Schwingenschlögl, Pedro M.F.J. Costa

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The physical properties of carbon materials can be altered by doping. For instance, the electronic properties of graphene can be modulated by controlling the substitutional doping of the carbon lattice with N. In addition, C–N bonding configurations with three ring types are recognized: pyridinic-N, pyrrolic-N, and graphitic-N. Controlling the type and relative density of various types of substitutional N is an important objective that requires an extremely high level of precision when the atomic lattice is constructed. This control can be accomplished only via bottom-up methods, such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The number of reports on N-doped graphene (NDG) grown via CVD has increased over the past decade, but a reliable wafer-scale production strategy that can realize the desired atomic-precision growth of NDG is still lacking. To identify the most promising strategies and analyze the consistency of the results published in the literature, we review the CVD growth and characterization of two-dimensional NDG and two of the most popular applications of NDG films: field-effect transistors and energy storage devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14
Journalnpj 2D Materials and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by KAUST (REI/1/4258-01-01). We are thankful to KAUST editing services for their contribution to technical English-language editing. The figure in Fig. , Fig. , and Fig. were illustrated by Xavier Pita, a scientific illustrator at KAUST.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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