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Four-terminal graphene nanoribbon sensor devices: In-silico design and characterization

Marmolejo-Tejada, Juan M. and Jaramillo-Botero, Andres (2021) Four-terminal graphene nanoribbon sensor devices: In-silico design and characterization. Computational Materials Science, 196 . Art. No. 110506. ISSN 0927-0256. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2021.110506.

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We present a low-voltage 4-terminal graphene nanoribbon (GNR) device for the detection and measurement of low concentration analytes. The designed device uses a low-bandgap, near-metallic channel whose electronic transport properties aim to resemble the characteristics of commercially-available, large-area graphene devices. The device is demonstrated in the detection of uridine diphosphate glucose (UDP-glucose), an intermediate reactant in the synthesis of sucrose and an indirect/proportional indicator of sucrose production within a plant’s cell cytoplasm. The channel’s surface is non-covalently functionalized with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of 1-pyrenebutyric acid (PyBA) that allows binding of UDP-glucose molecules on the carboxylic end, thus modifying the conductivity of the device’s adsorption channel and enabling single-molecule detection via a 4-terminal monolayer configuration.

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Additional Information:© 2021 Elsevier B.V. Received 24 February 2021, Revised 5 April 2021, Accepted 8 April 2021, Available online 27 April 2021. This work was funded by the OMICAS program: Optimizacion Multiescala In-silico de Cultivos Agricolas Sostenibles (Infraestructura y validacion en Arroz y Cana de Azucar), anchored at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali and funded within the Colombian Scientific Ecosystem by The World Bank, the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Colombian Ministry of Education, the Colombian Ministry of Industry and Tourism, and ICETEX, under grant FP44842-217-2018 and OMICAS Award ID: 792-61187. Data availability: The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request. CRediT authorship contribution statement: Juan M. Marmolejo-Tejada: Investigation, Methodology, Formal analysis, Data curation, Writing - original draft. Andres Jaramillo-Botero: Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Formal analysis, Data curation, Writing - review & editing, Funding acquisition, Supervision. The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.
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Pontificia Universidad JaverianaUNSPECIFIED
Colombian Scientific EcosystemUNSPECIFIED
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)UNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo (Colombia)UNSPECIFIED
Instituto Colombiano de Crédito Educativo y Estudios Técnicos en el Exterior (ICETEX)FP44842-217-2018
Ministerio de Educación Nacional (Colombia)792-61187
Subject Keywords:Graphene nanoribbon; Multi-terminal device; Nanosensor; Self-assembled surface functionalization
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Official Citation:Juan M. Marmolejo-Tejada, Andres Jaramillo-Botero, Four-terminal graphene nanoribbon sensor devices: In-silico design and characterization, Computational Materials Science, Volume 196, 2021, 110506, ISSN 0927-0256, (
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Deposited On:05 May 2021 17:28
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