Engineering graphene superlattices with crystallographic orien-tation control using atomic force microscope

  • Clara M. Almeida
  • Pedro M. Bede
  • Benjamin Fragneaud
  • Carlos A. Achete


In this work we present a route to engineer bilayer graphene superlattices via direct nanomanipulation of monolayer graphene sheets by the mean of atomic force microscopy. In order to obtain such structures we manipulate the graphene sheet using an A FM tip in contact mode by scanning it parallel to the edge direction. Since the static surface atomic potential created by the twisted bilayer structure depends on the mismatch angle between the top and bottom layers, we carried out lattice resolution images in order to determine the crystallographic orientation of the graphene and of the folded twisted bilayer.


Graphene Superlattice Atomic force microscopy Lateral force microscopy Nanomanipulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clara M. Almeida
    • 1
  • Pedro M. Bede
    • 1
  • Benjamin Fragneaud
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carlos A. Achete
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Divisão de Metrologia de MateriaisInstituto Nacional de Metrologia, Normalização e Qualidade Industrial (INMETRO)são PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia Metalúrgica E de MateriaisUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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