Characterization of the CVD Graphene Monolayer as an Active Element of a One-Port Microwave Device

Jarosław Judek , Mariusz Zdrojek , Jan Sobieski , Aleksandra Przewloka , Jerzy Piotrowski


The one-port configuration of a microwave device is the simplest architecture for graphene ultrafast (photo-)resistors, (photo-)diodes, sensors, and photodetectors. Here, this configuration is realized by a segment of coplanar waveguide (CPW) loaded with a CVD graphene monolayer shorted to the ground. The magnitude and phase of the reflection coefficient (S₁₁ parameter) measured in the 0.1 ÷ 26 GHz frequency range are presented for undisturbed structures as well as for structures illuminated by white light and electrostatically polarized with the backgate. A simple and robust de-embedding procedure based on the signal flow graph and allowing for a simultaneous extraction of the parameters characterizing the CPW segment and the graphene monolayer is proposed. The graphene impedance at microwave frequencies is in good agreement with the value of dc sheet resistance obtained from van der Pauw measurements. The back-gate voltage modulation is an efficient way to modulate both the dc sheet resistance and the impedance. In particular, the Dirac point can be achieved both at microwave frequencies and at dc. An equivalent circuit model consists of only the resistance and capacitance connected in parallel, because of good quality ohmic contacts and a negligible inductance as a result of low-current flow in high-resistance graphene samples.
Author Jarosław Judek (FP / SRD)
Jarosław Judek,,
- Structural Research Division
, Mariusz Zdrojek (FP / SRD)
Mariusz Zdrojek,,
- Structural Research Division
, Jan Sobieski (FP / SRD)
Jan Sobieski,,
- Structural Research Division
, Aleksandra Przewloka - [Instytutu Technologii Materialow Elektronicznych w Warszawie]
Aleksandra Przewloka,,
, Jerzy Piotrowski (FEIT / MO)
Jerzy Piotrowski,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
Journal seriesIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, ISSN 0018-9383, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishGraphene; microwaves; one-port device.
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 2504 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Languageen angielski
judekIEEE2017.pdf 1.27 MB
Score (nominal)35
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ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 09-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.47; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.62 (2) - 2017=2.746 (5)
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