Novel electronic characteristics in ‘folded bilayer-bilayer graphene/hexagonal boron nitride superlattices’

13 Mar, 2020
(13 Mar, 2020 Update)

Novel electronic characteristics
in 'folded bilayer-bilayer graphene/hexagonal boron nitride superlattices'
– Engineering material properties by folding like origami! –



Takuya Iwasaki at ICYS-WPI-MANA, Satoshi Moriyama and Yutaka Wakayama at MANA have developed the ‘folded bilayer-bilayer graphene/hexagonal boron nitride superlattices’, in which bilayer graphene, two-dimensional material, is folded like origami (i.e. folded paper). This stacking structure shows novel electronic properties such as insulating states, which have not been observed in the original materials.
This study paves a way to engineer two-dimensional electronic systems by mechanical folding.


Paper details


Title : "Fabrication of folded bilayer-bilayer graphene/hexagonal boron nitride superlattices"
Authors : Takuya Iwasaki, Yoshifumi Morita, Shu Nakaharai, Yutaka Wakayama, Eiichiro Watanabe, Daiju Tsuya, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi and Satoshi Moriyama
Journal : Applied Physics Express (APEX), Volume 13, Number 3 (Online: March 5, 2020)
DOI: 10.35848/1882-0786/ab790d



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