Graphene nanoribbons grown on the (1-10n) and (-110n) facets of SiC have demonstrated exceptional electronic properties as ballistic transport along their long direction and a band gap in the small direction . In order to understand these electronic properties, we have performed (S)TEM (HAADF, LAADF, ABF, EELS) investigation in combination with STM and ARPES measurements. The (S)TEM have been performed on X-section sample as it can be schematically seen in the figure 1. Using Cs corrected STEM at 60 keV voltage, the structural aspect of the graphene can be maintained for high resolution investigation and EELS spectromicroscopy. In particular we will describe the origin of the metal-semiconductor junction as observed in these graphene  and this will be discussed in term of curvature effect, quantum confinement on a complex reconstructed step as presented in figure 2 .
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To cite this abstract:Alexandre Gloter, Irene Palacio , Arlensiu Celis, Maya Narayanan Nair, Alberto Zobelli, Muriel Sicot, Daniel Malterre, Claire Berger, Walt De Heer, Ed Conrad, Amina Taleb, Antonio Tejeda; STEM and EELS investigation of graphene nanoribbons epitaxially grown over SiC. The 16th European Microscopy Congress, Lyon, France. https://emc-proceedings.com/abstract/stem-and-eels-investigation-of-graphene-nanoribbons-epitaxially-grown-over-sic/. Accessed: December 4, 2023
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