Coulomb blockade oscillations in patterned ultrathin graphite films

Shunsuke Odaka, Hisao Miyazaki, Takuya Moriki, Takashi Sato, Akinobu Kanda, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Yoichi Ootuka, Yoshinobu Aoyagl

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Nanoscale channel formation and characterization in ultrathin graphite film are performed. Two narrow channels with a submicron square connected in series are patterned by electron-beam lithography followed by oxygen plasma etching. The patterned film showed Coulomb blockade oscillations in the source-drain current upon a gate voltage change at 4.2 K. The Coulomb blockade effect occurred due to the electric potential modulation in the narrow graphite channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-699
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number1 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 22
Externally publishedYes


  • Coulomb blockade
  • Microfabrication
  • Ultrathin graphite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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