Employing graphene acoustoelectric switch by dual surface acoustic wave transducers

Ching Ping Lee, Yu Peng Hong, Man Ting Shen, Chiu Chun Tang, D. C. Ling, Yung Fu Chen, Cen Shawn Wu, Jeng Chung Chen

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We implement a logic switch by using a graphene acoustoelectric transducer at room temperature. We operate two pairs of inter-digital transducers (IDTs) to launch surface acoustic waves (SAWs) on a LiNbO3 substrate and utilize graphene as a channel material to sustain acoustoelectric current Iae induced by SAWs. By cooperatively tuning the input power on the IDTs, we can manipulate the propagation direction of Iae such that the measured Iae can be deliberately controlled to be positive, negative, or even zero. We define the zero-crossing Iae as Iaeoff, and then demonstrate that Iae can be switched with a ratio Iaeon/Iaeoff~104 at a rate up to few tens kHz. Our device with an accessible operation scheme provides a means to convert incoming acoustic waves modulated by digitized data sequence onto electric signals with frequency band suitable for digital audio modulation. Consequently, it could potentially open a route for developing graphene-based logic devices in large-scale integration electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8235
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1

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