Effect of silver doping by ion implantation on graphene nanoplatelets properties

A. V. Kukhta, S. A. Maksimenko, M. I. Taoubi, M. Harb, A. Cataldo, S. Bellucci, V. I. Nuzhdin, V. F. Valeev, A. L. Stepanov

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The structural, electronic and optical properties of thin films based on chemically clean graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) doped by silver ion implantation with relatively low energies have been studied. The silver dopant percentage relatively carbon of 1.18 % has been achieved. The surface of the nanoplatelets was found to be not plane, and there are many areas with different local orientation. Big holes in the GNP surface have been appeared as a result of ion implantation, and metal nanoparticles have been formed. The conductivity of the graphene sheet after ion implantation was found to be lowered by the presence of such graphene lattice defects. It has been concluded that the essential changes of GNP structure occur during the ion implantation process, what is confirmed by electron microscopic, Raman and electrophysical measurements, as well as theoretical consideration.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalOptoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-04
Acknowledgements: This work was partly supported by a grant of Russian Scientific Foundation No. 17-12-01176, the EU FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES-610875 NAmiceMC. A. Paddubskaya and P. P. Kuzhir are acknowledged for fruitful discussions.


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