Anisotropic transport in graphene field-effect transistors fabricated on a vicinal SiC substrate with a self-organized periodic nanofacet structure is investigated. Graphene thermally grown on a vicinal substrate contains two following regions: atomically flat terraces and nanofacets (atomically stepped slopes). The graphene film at a nanofacet is continuously connected between two neighboring terrace films. Anisotropic transport properties are clearly observed, indicating a difference in the graphene properties of the two regions. The observed anisotropic properties are discussed in terms of the effects of nanofacet structures on conductivity and electron mobility.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)