Photo-thermoelectric effect at a graphene interface junction
We investigate the optoelectronic response of a graphene single-bilayer interface junction using photocurrent (PC) microscopy. We measure the polarity and amplitude of the PC while varying the Fermi level by tuning a gate voltage. These measurements show that the generation of PC is by a photothermoelectric effect. The PC displays a factor of ∼10 increase at the cryogenic temperature as compared to room temperature. Assuming the thermoelectric power has a linear dependence on the temperature, the inferred graphene thermal conductivity from temperature dependent measurements has a T1.5 dependence below ∼100 K, which agrees with recent theoretical predictions. © 2010 American Chemical Society.