Doping of graphene by contacting other materials has significant meaning to the graphene based devices and composites. In this work, highly conducting few-layer graphene (FLG) based composites in which the doping type and level can be manipulated by incorporating FLG with different matrixes are fabricated. Three metal oxides with different level of oxygen vacancies (a-Al2O3, 3%mol yttria stabilized zirconia (3YSZ) and 8%mol yttria stabilized zirconia (8YSZ)) are selected as matrix material. While the electrical conductivity is largely enhanced to 1.4 × 103-2.1 × 103 Sm-1 in the composites by adding 4.42-5.1 vol.% FLG, holedoping level in composites increases in the sequence of FLG/Al2O3 < FLG/3YSZ < FLG/ 8YSZ from room temperature to moderate temperature, as indicated by thermopower measurement and calculation. It is deduced that the concentration of oxygen vacancy on the surface of oxides plays an important role for tuning the hole-doping level in FLG and the control of doping can be realized accordingly.
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